Mt. Shasta,CA  

Tour Around the Mountain


Begin the Virtual Tour of Mt. Shasta here, more coming soon

Mt. Shasta is a favorite subject of many photographers, professional and amateur. People come from all over the world to view it, to experience the beauty of it's vision, to climb it's heights, to plumb it's depths.  Mount Shasta  is a mystic mountain with many moods, changing from minute to minute. Mount Shasta calls to us, like Bali Hai, come to me, come to me. I am working on a book also, entitled "Scenes, Seasons and Songs of Mt. Shasta".

The volcano, Mt. Shasta is called Úytaahkoo or "White Mountain by the Karok tribe. The name 'Shasta' is vague, perhaps from the early Russian settlers. It is 14,179 feet high and is the second highest peak in the Cascade range of mountains and the 5th highest in California. There is much more information about it in Wikipedia here.

It is part of the Cascade Mountain Range as shown on this picture. I will be adding more pictures of the roads and scenery around the town,
as well as pictures of the towns and areas themselves as I get them

I have been fortunate enough to have lived in most of the towns surrounding Mt. Shasta in my lifetime and my family has been there for generations, so we have a family history there.

I started taking my Mt. Shasta photography seriously after I captured the "Billow Clouds" image in 1996 and then started putting them into cards and enlargements for people to purchase and enjoy, as well as other shots I had taken and was taking. I then started this website in 2002. It was hacked at one point and I have had to start all over to create it again.

I hope you enjoy the tour and can visit the area one day yourself!



Black Butte

Castle Crags

Castle Lake

Lake Siskiyou

Lake Shastina

Lava Tubes

Glass Mountain

McCloud Falls

HedgeCreek Falls

Burney Falls

Lake Britton

Shasta Dam

Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl

Top of the Mountain

Squaw Valley Creek Trail

McCloud, Logging Town

Views of Mt. Shasta from surrounding areas

Wild Flowers at the top of Mt. Shasta

North Weed Hwy and rest stop Leading to Weed

North View from Louis Road south


All photographs and web design by Kay Ekwall ©2009-2015 and may be used by permission only