Mt. Shasta – White Mountain

I grew up on a farm in northeastern British Columbia, nearly 1000 miles north of Vancouver. When I was 7 years old, my family took a trip down to California to visit my grandparents. To this day, I have never forgot driving over the Mt. Ashland pass and seeing Mt. Shasta for the first time, even though that 30 years ago now. All of The Cascades are beautiful and majestic in their own right, but I feel that Mt. Shasta has a special beauty to it. I now feel very fortunate to live as close to Shasta as I do. Mt. Ashland pass is only a 20 minute drive, and the town of Mt. Shasta is a little over an hour drive. Because of this, I have ended taking quite a few photos of Shasta over the past 8 years or so. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you all. Hope you enjoy.
















  1. Bernita Dodge August 18, 2017

    Enjoyed each Mt. Shasta photo, but your first photo is stunning with the layers of blues. Do you remember which
    year you took that photo?

  2. David Salmon August 19, 2017

    Lovely set Colton, and story. So interesting to see the mountain in relation to different surroundings. That is great itself, and the images also stand on their own. I did not know you grew up in BC.

  3. Nancy August 19, 2017

    Great shots. Enjoyed viewing them.

  4. Swift1 August 19, 2017

    That first image was taken in September 2010, on Kodachrome.

  5. Kevin Rosinbum August 19, 2017

    Great idea – lovely to see these together. I feel similarly about Mount Adams. They’ve a way of burrowing deep into the psyche I think.

  6. jon campo August 26, 2017

    Hi Colton, What great photos. You folks sure enjoy some nice scenery out there…

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