This summit point is located on a partially unpaved loop
ride around Mount Shasta. On this side the area is one big
logging operation, and the mountain appears as a serene
backdrop to forest devastation. But I did not meet any
logging trucks on the road.
From South. When going around Mount
Shasta, the route reaches a low point at the jct of FR31 and
FR19. It is well signed. During the first part of the ride up
to this point, Mount Shasta appears like a ghost behind a
large number of clear cut areas, devastation in the
foreground, pristine beauty as backdrop. The route named
Military Pass Road can be a little confusing on this side. It
joins FR19 from the right. A little later it leaves FR19 to
the left, but is closed due to "infirm surface" as
the sign says (sand). Soon after this the devastation on FR19
climaxes, as the cone of Mount Shasta can only be seen behind
several story high piles of sawedlogs. Now the FR19 detour to
Military Pass leaves to the left.
Now the real climb on Fr19 starts. But the
road quickly looses site of Mount Shasta after gaining a
little altitude. It crests on a traverse with a limited view
to the east.
From South. A fast descent traversing
into a deep forested (minus the clear cut areas) valley soon
makes clear that we have to climb out of here again, even a
little higher, eventually reaching the FR19
Deer Mtn Rd s(u). But there is also a logging road leading
lower from the low point between these two summits.
A Dayride with this point as
intermediate summit is on page: FR19
Deer Mtn Rd s(u)