Monday, July 30, 2012

Big Spring - Cold Creek

This morning we stopped briefly in Mount Shasta City, CA, again (we did so several days ago when we were headed the other direction) this time for Dave to show me what is considered the headwaters of the Sacramento River. In a small but charming park in Mount Shasta City water originating from snow deposited on nearby Mount Shasta emerges from Big Spring and feeds Cold Creek which ultimately becomes the Sacramento River.
Water emerges from a Mount Shasta lava tube right here.
This water has been dated as snowfall that was deposited upon Mt. Shasta 50 years ago.
Cold Creek leaving Big Spring.
Cold Creek sending Mount Shasta water on its long languid journey to the Pacific Ocean hundreds of miles away.
All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

1 comment:

  1. Love these images soooo much, I can't do anything, but wait for more. LOL