July 16, 2016
Mount Shasta was an unexpected gem. We had planned to just pass through but ended up staying for 5 days. The weather and conditions on the mountain were simply too good for Phil to pass up. We found a great free campsite, but we were five minutes to late. Our only chance was to ask if we could share. An awesome couple from Sacramento took us in and even made us dessert on the fire! After a few days of planning, Phil climbed the mountain. While I slept Phil started his alpine ascent at 2am. It was a long 17 and a half hour solitary climb, but it is one Phil will never forget.