Friday, May 26, 2006

Mount Shasta

This mountain is a Northern California favorite and a mongolian clusterfuck. A "gentle giant" with usually good weather, just a few steep sections, and a long, slow slog to the top. I've climbed it twice. The wind has been known to blow climbers right off the side of the mountain, and somebody dies there every year. My friends got lost in a whiteout up there...

"In the mythic tradition, the Mountain is the bond between Earth and Sky. Its solitary summit reaches the sphere of eternity, and its base spreads out in manifold foothills into the world of mortals. It is the way by which man can raise himself to the divine and by which the divine can reveal itself to man." ~ Rene Daumal


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