Treeline Circumnavigation of Mount Shasta Backpacking

Mount Shasta, California

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When John Muir, America’s most eloquent and far-traveled naturalist, first caught sight of Shasta from the Sacramento River canyon in 1875, he exclaimed, “. . . I was fifty miles away and afoot, alone and weary. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.” Muir, the quintessential mountaineer, who circled the mountain in segments over more than a decade, found Shasta’s circumnavigation to be perhaps more appealing than the ascent: Arctic beauty and desolation, with their blessings and dangers, all may be found here, to test the endurance and skill of adventurous climbers; but far better than climbing the mountain is going around its warm, fertile base, enjoying its bounties like a bee circling a bank of flowers."

Treeline Circumnavigation of Mount Shasta (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide

"When John Muir, America’s most eloquent and far-traveled naturalist, first caught sight of Shasta from the Sacramento River canyon in 1875, he exclaimed, “. . . I was fifty miles away and afoot, alone and weary. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.” Muir, the quintessential mountaineer, who circled the mountain in segments over more than a decade, found Shasta’s circumnavigation to be perhaps more appealing than the ascent: Arctic beauty and desolation, with their blessings and dangers, all may be found here, to test the endurance and skill of adventurous climbers; but far better than climbing the mountain is going around its warm, fertile base, enjoying its bounties like a bee circling a bank of flowers.""

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Shasta
Distance: 30
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 5-7 days
Season: Summer through early fall
Local Contacts: Shasta National Forest
Local Maps: Mt. Shasta Wilderness Recreation Map from Wilderness Press; USGS 7.5-min. Mt. Shasta and Hotlum
Driving Directions: Directions to Treeline Circumnavigation of Mount Shasta (Backpacking)

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