2005.09.03

Mt Shasta California mountain I5 exit

The arrival.

Mt Shasta California mountain sunscreen

"Heh heh heh... if you freeze to death I'm so going to eat you."

Mt Shasta California mountain Ace Hardware farmers market

A few preparations: summit passes, gear, food. The mountain looks on.

Mt Shasta California mountain park

How better to acclimate to the thin Shastonian air than with some quality sporting?

Mt Shasta California mountain park kiteboard

Arthur unravels his kite. Not a kite kite, but a kiteboard kite. Way cooler.

Mt Shasta California mountain park kiteboard

There was enough wind for the kite, but not much else. The mountain beckons.

Mt Shasta California mountain park kiteboard deploy

Dave tries his hand at kiting. It didn't go so well for either of us.

Mt Shasta California mountain kiteboard tow

Wind is for suckers. We developed the Windless Carriage (patent pending).

Mt Shasta California mountain kiteboard tow

Arthur gives it a go...

Mt Shasta California mountain kiteboard kiteless

... and proceeds to exit the parking lot...

Mt Shasta California mountain kiteboard kiteless

... and starts rolling down the street into town. No one told him that Mt. Shasta was built on an incline.

Mt Shasta California mountain kiteboard hill street

He's all smiles before the realization of his inability to stop sets in.

Mt Shasta California mountain kiteboard tow

Long story short, Dave and I chase after him, let him smack into the back of the car and slow him gradually-ish. Then we tow him back to the park.

Mt Shasta California mountain Avalanche Gulch camp

Bunny Flat: the foot of Avalanche Gulch.