Up the Butte at last...
After seeing Black Butte by I-5 in California many times while driving to & fro, I finally got some directions and found the trailhead and hiked my way to the top. I have been staying in Redding for the past few days now and it's been insanely hot, 100+ degrees every day, so I was slightly concerned about hiking in that heat. But the Black Butte trailhead is about an hour north and over 3,000 feet higher, which resulted in much cooler temps. It turned out to be a beautiful day with great views of Mt. Shasta. For those of you unfamiliar with Black Butte, it basically is a pile of rocks with an elevation of 6,325 feet next to Mt. Shasta and I-5 in Very Northern California. Maybe someday I will get the chance to hike around Mt. Shasta. I got my info from summitpost.org.