Deadfall Lakes and Mt. Eddy Hike Saturday August 20th, 2011

For the most amazing views, join the Mt. Shasta Trail Association on a rewarding day hike to pristine Deadfall Lakes and to the top of Mt. Eddy on Saturday, August 20th, 2011. This 10-mile roundtrip hike starts out gently on the Pacific Crest Trail to the multiple lakes and then becomes challenging as we gain 2,250 feet to the summit at 9,025 feet.

Mount Eddy is the highest mountain in the Eddys (a subrange of the Klamath Mountains), the highest point in Trinity County, and the highest mountain west of Interstate 5. The mountain was named after Olive Paddock Eddy, the first woman to climb Mt. Shasta. From this majestic peak we will be able to see Lassen Peak and other Lassen Volcanic National Park mountains, Mt. McLoughlin, the Scott Mountains, the Eddy Range, the Trinity Alps Wilderness, Black Butte, Castle Crags Spire, and of course Mt. Shasta towering over everything in sight.

Participants will meet at 9 am at 111 Morgan Way, in front of the Best Western Tree House Motor Inn (near Ray’s) in downtown Mount Shasta. Bring lunch and water and, if interested, a bathing suit for a very refreshing swim. Hiking poles are recommended. We expect to return by 6 pm. For questions call Joan Roemer at 926-0647.

MSTA member Stephanie Hoffman at Middle Deadfall Lake.
MSTA member Stephanie Hoffman at Middle Deadfall Lake.