Next summer, you — go to Mt. Shasta

If we haven’t convinced you yet you should spend a week (or two) with Tim Miller up on Mt. Shasta, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to do so.

But we’ll keep trying. Tim’s blog post from this week gives you the history and the sense of place from his two weeks high above our great state of California:

My first connection to Mt. Shasta was through my good friend Fred Lewis who moved up here 25 years ago and bought The Stoney Brook Inn in Mc Cloud.  I came up to visit a year later and Fred proposed the idea of holding a yoga retreat at his new place.  We did our first small retreat in 1991 with about ten people, practicing yoga in a yurt and eating our meals at a picnic table in the kitchen. Fred made some improvements over the next couple of years, adding a yoga space and a dining room, and we had our first full-fledged retreat in 1993 with about 25 people.  Fred has always been a free spirit, so for the ten years he owned the Stoney Brook Inn there weren’t a lot of rules and people were naked in the hot tub, doing full contact improvisational dance in the lobby, and partaking of certain recreational substances.  We called Fred the Hugh Hefner of Mc Cloud. 

I think that’s a good place to stop. Go and read more — and think about going. (Bobbie and I still are debating whether to do Tulum or Shasta — Tulum is a little in the lead right now.)

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