Mount Shasta - Avalanche Gulch Windstorm

Avalanche Gulch Windstorm

The weather looked promising...and then the wind came. Huge contrails of snow curled overhead like giant fingers reaching out over Avalanche Gulch. The sound of it was like a thousand jet engines. No one summited that day—no one even tried. We scrambled about on hands and knees at Lake Helen and beat a hasty retreat back down the hill. Mount Shasta, California.