Hiking Solo to Mt. Eddy in Northern California

By Lupita Franco Peimbert

It is often recommended to hike in pairs of groups for safety reasons, but some hikers prefer to go on their own and are well-suited for the adventure.

There are many trails in this world that just feel safe to hike alone. The Deadfall Meadow Trail which is located within both Trinity and Siskiyou County, in Northern California, was one of those safe trails for me a few years ago. I ventured to trek for several hours throughout the 7.2 miles miles trip through meadows, creeks, trees, and Rosemary and herbal bushes, and finally I got to be on top of Mt. Eddy.

Mt. Eddy is a magnificent mountain. The summit rises to an elevation of 9,037 feet or 2,754 m. It is part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The original name for Mt. Eddy was in Wintu which is the language of one of the Native American tribes in the area, and it means “west blazed mountain.”

I made a video of my solo-hiking up to Mt. Eddy, and I couldn’t help speaking in both, English and Spanish. Enjoy!

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