Horse Camp Spring Dug Out in Record
There is usually fresh, running water at Horse Camp...but
until May 22, 1999 it was hidden beneath 10 feet of snow.
volunteers, Bruce, Chris, Paul, Rachel, Erik, Carol, Mark, Ryan,
and Steve, dug deep down in the snow...
The Service Outing, organized by Coordinator Bob Musgrove
and by Steve Moore from the Sierra Club Shasta Group and, brought
an eager crew of helpers to the historic climbers' hut. The spring
was dug out in record time, and highly appreciated by thirsty
climbers who would otherwise be melting and purifying snow to
drink. The stone hut was thoroughly cleaned and made ready for
the crew of caretakers who begin their season at Horse Camp on
Memorial Day weekend, providing full-time care and maintenance
of the back-country campground and answering climbers' questions
about Mount Shasta and the surrounding environment. A new computer-generated
mountaineering map, provided by the US Forest Service, will help
climbers determine their best route up the mountain.
Special thanks to everyone from the Bay Area who
Photo by Kim Solga
webpage copyright 1999-2004 by Bob
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