Driving along Interstate 5 between waterfalls and just after a road side nap. Mount Shasta was all too visible at every bend and turn on the road. What a majestic looking mountain. Most of the late morning and round lunch it just looked way way too bright and still having quite a drive to my next blue marker on google maps I pulled over and took a nap. When I woke maybe 30 or 45 mins later by the side of the road the light had changed dramatically and some nice cloud had arrived. Driving a little further up the road I found a nice off the beaten path vantage point that I thought I would try.
Result is a 4 image stitch at 200mm of Mount Shasta … One of my favorite captures from the trip thus far, main reason being it was unexpected and what a view to wake up to even if it was from the front seat of a car in the afternoon …. I wish all my afternoon naps had this view …
Naturalist and author John Muir said of Shasta:
- “When I first caught sight of it over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley, I was fifty miles away and afoot, alone and weary. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.”
Theodore Roosevelt said:
- “I consider the evening twilight on Mt. Shasta one of the grandest sights I have ever witnessed.”
- Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta