Plastic PCT trail blazer.
Turnoff to Subway Cave. I highly recommend this side trip for the tour of the cave and fill water bottles prior to hiking Hat Creek Rim.
Subway Cave is an underground lava tube, about 0.3 mile in length. It's important to bring a flashlight.
Hat Creek Rim Overlook.
First view of Mt. Shasta from Hat Creek Rim Overlook.
This area was destroyed during the 1987 Lost Fire which burned over 24,000 acres of land.
A telephoto view of Mt. Shasta from the Rim.
Telephoto of Lassen Peak from the Rim.
Looking back along the Hat Creek Rim towards Peak Lassen. The PCT traverses along the edge of this cliff which, at one time in geologic history, was level with the valley.
I stealth camped near the abandoned Lookout; now used as a cell tower (mi 1395)
I spent a half hour resting and organizing the water cache at RD22 (mi 1397.8). Loved the wooden hut and chairs.
One of the most unique gate I encountered on my trip.
I took a lunch break under this large cypress tree at the edge of the rim.
Trail magic near Hwy 299.
Painted hiker steps on Hwy 299 (mi 1415.7).
Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery (mi 1411.6)
Oak woodlands (mi 1414).
A mossy tree.
A path in the grass.
This deer signaled a "good morning" to me before bounding off into the woods.
A nonfunctional STOP sign.
Sunset enjoying his evening meal at the Burney Falls State Park Hiker/Biker Camp.
Burney Falls in the afternoon sun.