What a Difference a Year Makes

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Last Aug, Carol and I drove up Hwy 5 from the Bay Area to Oregon.  It was the beginning of our trip.

We passed Shasta Lake, our state’s largest reservoir, and saw first hand how low it was.  Huge bathtub ring.  The drought has been ugly.  Too bad I didn’t click a picture.

We passed it again today on our way north.  It is near capacity.  Here’s a shot that Carol took out the window.  It’s nice to see the water level at the shore line 🙂


Next up is Mt Shasta.  I’d only seen it once before last year’s trip and wasn’t impressed.  Then last year we passed in Aug and it was a brown, muddy mess.  Yes the glacier was there but we were looking at south and west flanks.  Not pretty.  Again, no pictures.

But today she was a beautiful site.  Majestic.  Everything you’d expect.



One thought on “What a Difference a Year Makes

  1. Good pic of Shasta. Cher and I drove past Shasta five years in a row, 2011 – 2015, on our way to Ashland to visit my brother. During those years, Shasta was very, very low. Good to see the new levels.


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