Photo Thursday: Mount Shasta from a 747

I am in Germany for business this week but wanted to get a quick “Photo Thursday” out there. This is not an artistically earthshattering photo, but it’s still one of my favorites from 2011. It is a shot of Mt Shasta taken on January 30, 2011, from an uncomfortable economy seat of a United 747. I had been on the plane for about 9 hours (this was the return flight from my last trip to Germany) and was dozing off when the pilot announced that we were approaching Mt Shasta and he would dip the wings so we would get a good view. I’ve been on this flight several times and have never had a pilot do this, so I dug out my camera and captured the view below.

Mt Shasta from a 747
Mt Shasta from a 747

Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd

Free range human. Mountain sports addict. Craft beer drinker. Tech nerd. The best days are those spent above 10k ft. Team OmniTen and Evernote Ambassador. Meet me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google +

  • Mark Davis

    Great shot, reminds me of my summit day.

  • John Soares

    Hey, I’m down there on the top right of the photo.

    Have fun in Germany. They have really good beer.