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This site was created as a journal about adventure in the mountains, on the bike, in the ocean and enjoying the great outdoors. From time to time I will post these experiences so others may learn more about them and hopefully enjoy them as well.

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2009-05-16

Shasta day 1

All ready to head up the mountain....

Today, we actually got up on time and hit the trail by 9:30! This was great timing as it put us on the snow early enough to miss the mashed potatoes that was coming later in the day. On the way up, we came across a ranger, who was suggesting summit turn around times of 10:00 - 10:30 instead of the normal 11:00 - 12:00. This was due to expected high temperature, that might cause avalanche dangers at the higher elevations above 11,000 feet.

The hike in was fun, beautiful, and actually went fast. We hit hidden valley at around 12:30, found a camp site, and pulled out our bivy sakes, sleeping pads, had some lunch and took a nap. We basically lounged around all day, and went to bed early in order to wake up at 1:30 am for an early start.....

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