We're back in California and were welcomed by this spectacular sight of Mt. Shasta in Northern California. There's not much snow on this dormant volcano as it's been hot and dry. At nearly 14,200 feet, this mountain is just a little shorter than Mt. Whitney (also in California) which is the highest peak in the continental U.S. at 14, 494 feet. As we drove by Shasta Lake, we were shocked at how low the level of the lake is. We're in a drought here in California and it certainly showed today.
"Mt. Shasta" © Kathy Dunham 2009