Well, almost to the Top of Mt. Shasta!

They made it to 13,000 feet and had to turn back. A lack of snow had made the shale very slippery and unstable, and one pass was closed.

Oh, so close! They nearly made it into the exclusive “Fourteener” Club (hardy souls who climb mountains over 14,000 feet).

But… I’m glad they used good judgment.

My son said that my husband was already complaining about his achey knees and that I should expect to hear more complaints for a week or so. Oh joy.

He also said the altitude was really an odd thing…they had to stop every 20 feet or so to catch their breath.

Not sure if they’re going to be planning another trip in the near future. They sounded exhausted.

But they did it!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Awww, sorry they had to turn back, but glad they decided safety was paramount.

    Weird. Seems like either the snow is a hindrance, or the lack of snow is. Hard to find that happy medium way up there!

  2. Lily Ann says:

    You think Steve will complain about coming down the mountain? I would be doing the “dance of joy”.