Mount Shasta Hike 08/24/00-08/27/00

Participants: Sophie and Tad Patzek, Doyle Buddington, Wacek and Ivonne Szudelski, Robert, Piotr and Agata Kostecki


Sophie unpacking at Horseshoe Camp
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Daddy with Sophie at Lake Helen camp, elevation 8200 ft
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We just climbed this glacier of the way to Lake Helen camp
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View from the Lake Helen camp
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Doyle got to the Lake Helen camp
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Behind this stone we'll set our tent
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Sophie is warming up
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Doyle is sunbathing despite the freezing wind howling just above
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Sophie with her Dad
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Wacek and Ivonne in front of their tent
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We started at 4:30 am toward Red Banks.  The rest of the party is below DB and TWP at 7:30 am, and it is very steep
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We are resting in the middle of a narrow steep passage through Red Banks, elev. 12090 ft
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Lunch on top of Misery Hill
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Summit, Doyle, Ivonne and Agata. Elevation 14,200 ft
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Yours truly at the summit
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Summit-East side view
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Trail back to Misery Hill
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On the way back clouds descend on the Red Banks
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We are about to slide down 4000 ft on our butts from Red Banks to Lake Helen.  My camera survived my flying into the air and crashing into a snowbank.  The camera bag was filled with snow and wet.  
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