For $25, you can purchase a California Department Fish and Game annual permit at the nearby Raley's market in Montague for access to this and other areas, or pay a small nominal fee. Enter the wildlife area off of Ball Mountain Little Shasta Road and ignore the GPS directions your phone provides.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 24-70mm f/4L at 47mm, ISO 200, f/14
Got out of bed hours before dawn, to drive an hour or so north, to capture the clearing mist at the top of Mount Shasta, and warm, golden light kissing the foliage surrounding Trout Lake on a peaceful Easter morning. Black Butte can be seen in the distance, further evidence of past volcanic activity along the Cascade Range.