Old Station to Castle Crags

July 21st to 25th 2007

Leaving such fabulous amenities as those at the Old Station Hiker Hideaway is never easy. After two zeros I was keen to get moving but it was still a struggle to put on that heavy pack and start the slow shuffle north, especially when heading towards the infamous Hat Creek Rim.


We got some nice views of Mt. Shasta today and it’ll be in sight for at least two weeks as the trail bends west, then even south for a bit, to stay with the crest. Now I’m lying down on the ridge above Hat Creek watching hang-gliders do their thing silently hundreds of feet above me