Uploaded on Mar 27, 2008
A hike of the 2.5 mile path to the summit of Black Butte, with views of Mount Shasta as seen from Black Butte's summit.
View of Mount Shasta was slightly cloud obscured in this film.
Black Butte in CA is not a mountain as the one by same name in Oregon, but is a cluster of lava domes formed from the eruption of Mount Shasta and Shastina about 9-10,000 years ago. It is located in Siskiyou County, California, with the towns of Mt. Shasta and Weed below. The panoramic view at the top makes the hike worthwhile, with a spectacular view of Mount Shasta a few miles to the northeast.
The film of the path is shaky because the camcorder was attached to my waistbelt.
Altitude: 6,334 ft
Class: 2 - mildly steep and a very rocky path
Trail Length: 2.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft
Lon: 122.347(degrees) West
It is not advised to attempt this hike in the winter. Be advised that thunderstorms can approach this area with little warning. Strong ankles, with supportive footwear are a must because of small loose rock covering parts of the path. Watch for snakes. If you are not an experienced hiker, or are afraid of heights, don't consider this trip... there are occasional steep drops on one side of the path.
Disclaimer: Always consult official government web sites, not YouTube, for complete and accurate information. It is not recommended to hike alone. Do not use this or any YouTube video for information to lead you to make any decision. Information contained in this video may now be outdated, and weather conditions vary widely.