June 11-13, 2010: Along I-5 in the Sacramento River Canyon just south of Mt. Shasta lie the granite outcroppings of the Castle Crags. The late snowfall during the spring impacted some of what I’d hoped to see and hike to, but overall we still had a great time checking out the area near the Crags, Castle Lake, Dunsmuir, Hedge Creek Falls and Mt. Shasta. Alison and Brandon wisely stayed behind at camp on Saturday while I hiked the very steep trail to Castle Dome on Saturday. The view was worth the effort, but I was thankful that I didn’t have to haul Brandon up the unforgiving slopes.