Castle Crags - Vista Point to Castle Dome 12-12-18

Photos by Dan, Jerry and Keeley

Eight of us headed south to hike up to Castle Dome, which is in the Castle Crags State Park.  It was cold this morning (34 degrees at the start) and warmed up a bit to the mid 40’s.  However, when there was just a little bit of wind we all felt the chill. The sky was blue and the air was clear, so the views of Castle Dome and Mt. Shasta were spectacular. 

This is a steep, but short hike with an option to do some additional rock climbing beyond the lunch spot.  The views from higher up, looking down are amazing.  We did see some snow and ice on the trail near the top, but otherwise, the trail was in good shape.

Refreshments were taken at the Jefferson Roadhouse in Yreka. 

Keeley

Track download: Castle Crags to Castle Dome 12-12-18.gpx

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