Eagle Rock

I convinced my ace support crew to drive me and the Ogre up the steep, narrow, winding road into the mountains on the northeast side of the Shasta valley. I planned to get all the way to the top, near Eagle Rock, before hopping out and starting down, but when we found ourselves high on the mountain and wrapped in thick, wet clouds, I decided that was far enough. Being blinded due to clouds dripping all over my glasses didn’t seem like a good plan for a steep, narrow, winding, high-speed descent, so starting from a point below Eagle Rock would have to suffice….

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8 response to "Eagle Rock"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: October 20, 2021

    Glad the mountain made an appearance. I’ve seen it from a Greyhound bus heading down the I5, not quite the same.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 20, 2021

      Southbound on I-5, just south of Yreka, the highway curves slightly and turns a bit upward so that — weather permitting — a spectacular view of Mount Shasta fills the windshield. It’s a wonder more cars (and busses) don’t crash at that point.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: October 20, 2021

    Ya gotta love them low-lying clouds. I speak specifically of the picture with the caption “clouds now draping over the lower elevations . . . but then I came to the gorgeous pictures of Mount Shasta from the Stone Mountain Ranch. And perhaps my favorite was Ye Old Strength Farm, where us Tough Guys build up our gigantic muscles.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 21, 2021

      I stopped and watched for a long time to see if anyone was practicing death-defying bicycle crashes. šŸ˜‰

  3. By: BobinVT Posted: October 20, 2021

    Nice ride Bill. Every one of those photos was spectacular.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 21, 2021

      Thanks. I love it when all I have to do is pull out the camera and scenery does all the work.

  4. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: October 20, 2021

    Downhill surrounded by beautiful scenery, how does it get better than that?
    Great photo of Mt. Shasta and Shastina.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 21, 2021

      Although I wasn’t able to start from the top of the mountain, and I kept expecting to be soaked in a downpour, it was an enjoyable ride. And it was nice to finally be able to see Shasta when the clouds cleared. For most of the summer the mountain was barely visible — if at all — due to thick smoke from wildfires.

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