Day 67: Castle Crags & Mt Shasta
From West Trough Creek mile 1479.4 to Interstate 5 / Castella / Mt Shasta mile 1499.2
Bugs were out this morning so I skipped breakfast and hiked about 3 miles to Squaw Valley Creek and ate there. Next was a 2000 foot climb then a long descent to Interstate 5.
Along the way I got a good view of Castle Crags (above). Of course also views of My Shasta and the little brother volcano called Black Buttes.
I hit the interstate ramp at the same time as 2 young ladies I met at the Burney Guest Ranch. They also wanted to go to Shasta and called a cab that was going to be $45. Before it arrived a pickup truck dropped off a hiker and offered us a ride. Tony is a retired CHP officer and during hiking season he shuttles hikers around nearly fulltime.
I am now in the Travell Inn and waiting for pizza to arrive. Tomorrow I will grocery shop and get back on the trail.