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.""