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286 triplogs
Jul 17 2020
mdfabbrini
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 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
LST: Cable Beach west 2 m RT, CA 
LST: Cable Beach west 2 m RT, CA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2020
mdfabbrini
Hiking1.57 Miles 161 AEG
Hiking1.57 Miles      51 Mns   1.92 mph
161 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
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Jul 14 2020
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
LST: Cable Beach west 2 m RT, CA 
LST: Cable Beach west 2 m RT, CA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 14 2020
mdfabbrini
Hiking2.14 Miles 244 AEG
Hiking2.14 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   1.95 mph
244 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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Jul 13 2020
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 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Mott Road walk, CA 
Mott Road walk, CA
 
Walk / Tour avatar Jul 13 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.17 Miles 79 AEG
Walk / Tour1.17 Miles      30 Mns   2.34 mph
79 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jul 11 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lollipop Trail (Gateway Trails Complex), CA 
Lollipop Trail (Gateway Trails Complex), CA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 11 2020
mdfabbrini
Hiking0.80 Miles 76 AEG
Hiking0.80 Miles      30 Mns   1.60 mph
76 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Jul 04 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Mott Road walk, CA 
Mott Road walk, CA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2020
mdfabbrini
Hiking1.12 Miles 82 AEG
Hiking1.12 Miles      30 Mns   2.24 mph
82 ft AEG
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Jun 18 2020
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 347
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62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar Jun 18 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.59 Miles 149 AEG
Walk / Tour1.59 Miles      51 Mns   1.99 mph
149 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Jun 16 2020
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar Jun 16 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.49 Miles 154 AEG
Walk / Tour1.49 Miles      46 Mns   2.18 mph
154 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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Jun 16 2020
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Errands, CA 
Errands, CA
 
Mtn Biking avatar Jun 16 2020
mdfabbrini
Mtn Biking5.70 Miles 167 AEG
Mtn Biking5.70 Miles
167 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Partners none no partners
Ride home from dropping my van off at the mechanic's.
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Jun 06 2020
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar Jun 06 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.60 Miles 120 AEG
Walk / Tour1.60 Miles      45 Mns   2.13 mph
120 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Jun 01 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2020
mdfabbrini
Hiking1.10 Miles 111 AEG
Hiking1.10 Miles      40 Mns   1.65 mph
111 ft AEG
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May 31 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar May 31 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.00 Miles 88 AEG
Walk / Tour1.00 Miles      35 Mns   1.71 mph
88 ft AEG
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May 21 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar May 21 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.01 Miles 88 AEG
Walk / Tour1.01 Miles      52 Mns   1.44 mph
88 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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May 20 2020
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar May 20 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.53 Miles 159 AEG
Walk / Tour1.53 Miles      40 Mns   2.30 mph
159 ft AEG
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May 19 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar May 19 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.53 Miles 115 AEG
Walk / Tour1.53 Miles      43 Mns   2.13 mph
115 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
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May 11 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Neighborhood Walk, CA 
Neighborhood Walk, CA
 
Walk / Tour avatar May 11 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.10 Miles 45 AEG
Walk / Tour1.10 Miles      30 Mns   2.20 mph
45 ft AEG
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May 10 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Mott Road walk, CA 
Mott Road walk, CA
 
Walk / Tour avatar May 10 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.29 Miles 58 AEG
Walk / Tour1.29 Miles      32 Mns   2.42 mph
58 ft AEG
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May 07 2020
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62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Volcanic Legacy Loop, CA 
Volcanic Legacy Loop, CA
 
Scenic Drive avatar May 07 2020
mdfabbrini
Scenic Drive302.90 Miles 11,210 AEG
Scenic Drive302.90 Miles   11 Hrs   20 Mns   26.73 mph
11,210 ft AEG
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After a few weeks of self isolation, and the onset of great spring weather, my wife and I headed out for a day trip through eastern Siskiyou County, as well as parts of Shasta, Lassen, and Modoc counties, California, and Klamath County, Oregon.

This is sparsely inhabited country, consisting of national forest lands, large ranching and farming operations, small towns, and stunning volcanic, forested, and high desert vistas. This was mostly a scouting trip to plan future explorations. Some parts of this country I had never been to, and others it had been decades since I visited.

Inside the 300 mile round loop is found Mount Shasta; the Medicine Lake Highlands, including the massive Medicine Lake Volcano; the McCloud, Pit, and Fall rivers, which flow into the Sacramento and then the Pacific Ocean through the Golden Gate some 300+ miles south; Lava Beds National Monument; the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges; the remains of historic lumber, agricultural, and railroad operations; large cattle ranches; numerous alfalfa, hay, potato, garlic, onion, and horseradish farms; and Native American reservations and historic sites. The trip also skirts the Klamath River along the Oregon border.

This region on the eastern side of the Cascades is classic Basin and Range landscape, combined with the spectacular results of Cascade volcanism.

We loaded on provisions for the day to minimize our contact with others. In the associated photo gallery I’ve posted a map of our loop. We drove counterclockwise from Mount Shasta on this loop. State Route 89 (Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway) going east takes you through the former lumber town of McCloud, then through federal and privately held forest lands for about an hour until reaching the junction of 89 and State Route 299 (Lassen State Highway). This portion of the drive treats one to an impressive view of Mount Shasta’s east side, as well as titillating turnoffs to a multitude of destinations (McCloud River and its falls; Pondosa ghost town; stretches of the abandoned McCloud Lumber Railroad (now a multi use trail); Burney Falls and the nearby railroad bridge used in “Stand By Me”).

As you approach the 89/299 junction, the forest gives way to views of grass covered valleys, flood basalts, and other volcanic structures, such as cinder cones and impressive secondary volcanic peaks in this eastern side of the Cascades, such as Burney Mountain (7864 feet). As you head east on 299 to the town of Fall River Mills, the highway climbs a volcanic ridge, with a spectacular canyon carved by the Pit River to the south. Here, one gets a view of Lassen Peak, as well as other prominent secondary volcanic peaks between Lassen and Mount Shasta.

It’s amazing how much water there is in these parts. Just north of Fall River Mills lays Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, which is only accessible by boat. According to Wikipedia, “The park sits on "one of the nation's largest systems of underwater springs." They produce some 1.2 billion US gallons (4.5×109 l) of fresh water per day into the aboveground waterways. Water in the springs originate as snowmelt from the Medicine Lake Volcano highlands.”

The towns along this trip are for the most part shells of their former selves. With the mechanization of logging and farming operations, the closing of smaller milling operations, railroad mergers, and the shift towards more sustainable industries (i.e. tourism), these are settlements still looking for a purpose and relevance in today’s world. Fall River Mills has done better than most, with a golf resort, nearby hot springs, and retirement development. Other towns are struggling to repurpose themselves.

We stopped to inspect a forest service campground and have lunch. Just a few miles north of Adin is the Lower Rush Creek forest service campground, only 3/4 of a mile off of combined State Route 299/139. It was a nice little campground with the creek running through it, but you drive past several manufactured home hovels to get to it. In fact, the campground is situated within 200 yards of one of these shacks. I’m not quite sure what a night would be like at this site, as it seems that several of the nearby properties house cannabis grow operations. There is another campground (Upper Rush Creek) farther up the road, but the road was not yet open for the season beyond this campground.

At Canby, we turned north on 139 towards Oregon, we finally popped into the southern end of the Klamath Lake Basin. We made our way into the Lava Beds at Petroglyph Point, containing one of the largest panels of Native American rock art in the United States. It was pretty awesome, but sad at the same time, as one also sees the the results of vandalism thrust upon such a significant cultural treasure.

From here, Mount Shasta again dominates the landscape, with Mount McLoughlin in Oregon also visible to the north. By this time, it was getting late in the afternoon. We headed briefly to Merrill, Oregon, where we used the bathrooms at the local Dollar General, then headed west on California State Route 161. We stopped for a few moments to enjoy the golden hour at Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge, watching the birds at a gorgeous viewing platform. With hunger pains not too far from manifesting themselves, we headed home to Mount Shasta to grab some takeout before finally arriving home.
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May 06 2020
mdfabbrini
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar May 06 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.61 Miles 151 AEG
Walk / Tour1.61 Miles      2 Mns   48.30 mph
151 ft AEG
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May 05 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar May 05 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour1.04 Miles 111 AEG
Walk / Tour1.04 Miles      28 Mns   2.23 mph
111 ft AEG
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May 05 2020
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 Guides 1
 Routes 34
 Photos 347
 Triplogs 424

62 male
 Joined May 25 2014
 Mount Shasta, CA
Lake Siskiyou TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Walk / Tour avatar May 05 2020
mdfabbrini
Walk / Tour2.04 Miles 257 AEG
Walk / Tour2.04 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   2.04 mph
257 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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average hiking speed 2.03 mph
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