Postcards From Readers: Heart Lake looking north

Castle Lake, Mt McLoughlin, Black Butte and Mt Shasta (L-R)
Castle Lake, Mt McLoughlin, Black Butte and Mt Shasta (L-R)

The photographer: Mark Rasmussen of Dunsmuir/Sacramento

Behind the lens: A long-awaited trip to Northern California for Thanksgiving to show our daughter’s out-of-state boyfriend there is way more than San Francisco and Tahoe looked to be doomed by an ill-timed storm. As it turned out, the drive up was fine, and we were treated to a full moon viewing from the Mount Shasta Resort. The next day showed a light powdery snow as far as the eye could see, and our planned hike to Heart Lake above Castle Lake seemed possible. Once we got to the ridge above Heart Lake, the view to the north was spectacular – Castle Lake, Mount Eddy, Black Butte and, of course, Mount Shasta seemed close enough to touch.


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