Stephanie and I did one of our favorite Mount Shasta area hikes to Cliff Lake in the Trinity Divide Mountains on Sunday, July 3. As we’ve discussed here (see recent posts), it’s been a heavy snow year.
Hiking to Cliff Lake
However, except for a few spots below the north-facing slope, Cliff Lake (elevation 5770 feet) is free of snow, although there are some thick patches on the ridge above. There’s also no snow on the 1.8-mile road leading to the lake (which we walk).
Swimming in Cliff Lake
Matter of fact, I decided to take a quick dip. The water was cold, but not freezing.
I’ll be back later in late summer when the water really warms up.