Friday, September 19, 2014

Mt. Shasta, California - Day 4

A beautiful day with sunshine and "perfect" temps.

We started the day and visited the Mt. Shasta's Community Garden

Our niece has two garden plots - referred as "Varsity" and "JV"

Picking Beans

Pole Beans

Squash

Cherry Tomatoes.....like eating healthy candy....

Squash

Pumpkin Patch

A "Blood Red" Sunflower

Nasturtiums 

Garden Art

Headwaters of the Sacramento River



Reaching in to fill a water bottle with fresh water coming from the earth....nice and cold!

The Sacramento's source waters rise in the volcanic plateaus and ranges of far northern California as two streams – the Upper Sacramento and Pit. The main stem rises in the shadow of Mount Shasta and flows south through the Klamath Mountains.

Referring to a map of the  Mt. Shasta area; Mt Shasta, Castle Lake, Lake Siskiyou, 
Headwaters of the Sacramento River, Wagon Creek Bridge
(Blog - 14erskiers.com) 

Castle Lake

Castle Lake is a glacial lake (cirque lake or tarn) located in northernCalifornia along the eastern edge of the Klamath Mountains, in Siskiyou County, near the city of Mount Shasta. The outlet of the lake drains into Castle Lake Creek, and then into Lake Siskiyou; the lake is part of the headwaters of the Sacramento River.  (Refer to Wikipedia) 




Mt. Shasta view on our way down from Castle Lake

We walked across, the Wagon Creek "Walking" Bridge.  
We could see the bridge from our Chalet at the Mt. Shasta Resort

Wagon Creek Bridge


View from the middle of the Wagon Creek Bridge. Our Chalet was tucked into the pines on the left.

Lake Siskiyou Driftwood Art.....is it an octopus? a jelly fish? a squid?

Celebrated our great nephew's 1st Birthday with Pizza and a Chocolate Cake made with beets.....
a healthy view of Red Velvet Cake, with fresh roadside picked black raspberries and homemade whipped cream.   Happy Birthday, Dear G.!


I'll leave Mt. Shasta with this thought from St. Francis of Assisi....
'Peace and Goodwill"

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 20, 2014

We leave first thing in the morning, traveling south toward San Diego.  My sister is traveling with us, so, that we can have that extra time together.
I / We are so grateful for this time in Mt. Shasta.  A nice little town with such a close proximity to trails, mountains, lakes, streams and rivers, biking, fishing, hiking, camping.......
Thank You to our family for an absolutely best time!!!

Journey Mercies