Bill Miesse, a local author, researcher and historian, took this photograph of Mount Shasta from Mount Ashland Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.

As described by Miesse, “Mount Shasta had a cloud cap made up of lenticular layers... The bottom of the cloud cap layers just covered the top of the Shastina cone, so the mountain looks like it only has a single peak.”

Miesse also points out that this view of Mount Shasta shows how small Black Butte is in comparison. A prominent feature in the Mount Shasta area, Black Butte appears in this image to be not much more than a bump at the bottom of the slope to the right (west) of the mountain. The elevation of Black Butte is 6,334 feet, while Mount Shasta rises to 14,179 feet.