Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mt Shasta - A Travelogue

It's quite some time since we are living in Bay Area, CA, which is considered to have the best climate in United States. Here we got a balanced climate which never goes to extremes. It has neither unbearable summer nor freezing winter. This makes the snow & snowflakes quiet aliens for my kids.

Relenting to their demand we went to Mt Shasta for 2009 December holiday season. A place where you can see & feel the snow….where you can do the snow sledding & tubing, needless to say skating.
My kids were excited & pumped up…. I heard my kindergartner daughter cooking up a song & singing it the Car.
“Snowing, snowing over the mountain…
Snowing, snowing over the hills….."

I asked her to repeat the song which she readily did & I recorded it. Here’s it's as a podcast….

Going around this beautiful town where road sides & pine trees covered with snow is really an enchanting experience. Mount Shasta or “White Mountain" is located in Siskiyou County, CA and at 14,179 feet .
Apart from the natural beauty, interestingly the locality near Mount Shasta has the reputation of being a place where extraterrestrials visiting our planet...!! There are many stories, about extraterrestrial activities experienced & reported from this place. A simple search in the net will give you the details. Not sure if it’s a coincidence, that Mt Shasta is hosting a new array of 350 radio telescope dishes used by SETI - Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, which is funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Nope … we didn’t get to see any extraterrestrial aliens during our stay there.