The California Weed Experience

Made it all the way to Red Bluff on Friday night, and now we’re in Weed. Because I know you’re thinking it, Wikipedia says:

The town of Weed gets its name from the founder of the local lumber mill and pioneer Abner Weed, who discovered that the area’s strong winds were helpful in drying lumber.

It was raining pretty much the whole way from Red Bluff to Mount Shasta, until we got to Dunsmuir when the rain became snow. Apparently we’re in the middle of a pretty big snowstorm, with 1-4 inches expected by the end of the day, and up to 10 inches tomorrow!

Arriving in Mount Shasta, California
Here’s how things looked when we got to Mount Shasta

So the downside is we won’t be taking any stunning photos of Mount Shasta (the mountain), but on the upside, we’ll have lots of fresh powder to go tromping around in tomorrow. We’d planned to do more today, but the rain and snow made the getting here slow going, and well, it’s vacation. We slept in today. So after getting the skinny on snowshoe rentals in Mount Shasta (the city), we ended up heading to the movie theater to see Coraline. And tonight we’re in Weed for its lovely Motel 6.

I-5 between Mount Shasta and Weed
Here’s how things looked on I-5 just before Weed (the low light makes it look like we were going way faster than the 35mph we were actually going)


I’ve had some horrible weather experiences up by Weed in the winter. I used to drive through there on the way to college. Glad you guys are back safe.

It was so awesome. I feel like I got my winter!


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