Lake Siskiyou

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Lake Siskiyou is a reservoir formed by the Box Canyon Dam on the Sacramento River. It’s primary purpose is recreation, so the lake usually remains at, or close to, full all year round. This makes it a superb lake for photography. The fact that it is framed on one side by might Shasta Mountain, the highest mountain in northern California, and Mount Eddy, the highest peak in the Klamath Mountain range, only makes the place more special. Perhaps the most scenic place few people know about in northern California. On a good day, it can hold its own with Oxbow Bend and Mount Moran, in Grand Tetons NP. And yes, it’s that good.

Earlier this summer, I had a chance to photograph Lake Siskiyou. And while I can’t say I had a chance to photograph it under the very best conditions, I still had some nice clouds to work with and even, occasionally, some nice light. Here, to start out with, are some morning images, mostly of Lake Siskiyou with Mount Eddy in the background:

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And now for some evening shots. If you want to photograph Mount Shasta from Lake Siskiyou in late Spring and early Summer, evening is the best time:

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