Mount Shasta - Avalanche Gulch

Avalanche Gulch Ethereal

I'd been climbing since midnight. A group of guided climbers were heading up Mount Shasta's Avalanche Gulch same as me. We'd been leapfrogging each other all night. Just as the sky began to lighten I took this picture. The climber looks like a tired old ghost while the glow on Sergeant's Ridge suggests the relief of the coming day. Mount Shasta, California.