Virtual Guidebook to Mount Shasta and Klamath-Trinity Mountains
South Slopes of Mount Shasta
Shasta-Trinity National Forest California


The new ski resort on Mount Shasta is relatively low on the south side, less vulnerable to avalanches than the original one at the end of the Everitt Highway. It is reached from the pass on Highway 89 named Snowmans Hill, via Ski Park Highway.

A vast forest, mostly of Jeffrey pine and red fir, spreads across the south slopes of the huge mountain. It supports a sustainable forestry, both on private and Forest Service land. I have found it an ideal place for casual camping, no facilities but lots of solitude.



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The Mount Shasta Ski Resort in summer

(June 25, 2009)


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Camping in the commercial timber area east of McCloud

(June 26, 2009)


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A distant view of Mount Shasta from the vast forest lands east of McCloud

(June 27, 2009)


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A blue band means "cut this tree" in a commercial forest thinning/harvest area east of McCloud

(June 27, 2009)


Next Locality: Clear Creek and Mud Creek on Mount Shasta