Mount Shasta

(Reguidit frae Munt Shasta)
This airticle is aboot the volcano in Californie. For the toun, see Mount Shasta, Californie. For ither peaks namit Shasta, see Leet o peaks namit Shasta.

Mount Shasta (Karuk: Úytaahkoo or "White Muntain")[5][6] is a potentially active volcano at the soothren end o the Cascade Range in Siskiyou Coonty, Californie. At a elevation o 14,179 feet (4321.8 m), it is the seicont heichest peak in the Cascades an the fift heichest in Californie. Mount Shasta haes a estimatit volume o 85 cubic mile (350 km3), which maks it the maist voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.[7][8]

Mount Shasta
MtShasta aerial.JPG
Aerial view o Mount Shasta frae the wast
Heichest pynt
Elevation14,179 ft (4,322 m) [2] NAVD88
Prominence9,772 ft (2,979 m) [1]
Isolation335 mi (539 km) [1]
Paurent peakNorth Palisade[1]
Coordinates41°24′33″N 122°11′42″W / 41.409196033°N 122.194888358°W / 41.409196033; -122.194888358Coordinates: 41°24′33″N 122°11′42″W / 41.409196033°N 122.194888358°W / 41.409196033; -122.194888358[2]
LocationSiskiyou Coonty, Californie, U.S.
Parent rangeCascade Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Shasta
Age o rockAbout 593,000 years
Muntain teepStratovolcano
Volcanic arcCascade Volcanic Arc
Last eruption1786[3]
First ascent1854 by E. D. Pearce and party[4]
Easiest routeAvalanche Gulch ("John Muir") route: talus/snaw climb[4]

The muntain an its surroondin aurie are managit bi the U.S. Forest Service as pairt o the Shasta–Trinity National Forest.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mount Shasta, California". Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "MT SHASTA". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey.
  3. "Mount Shasta". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Selters, Andy; Michael Zanger (2006). The Mount Shasta Book (3rd ed.). Wilderness Press. ISBN 0-89997-404-X.
  5. Bright, William; Susan Gehr. "Karuk Dictionary and Texts". Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  6. The oreegin of the name "Shasta" is vague, perhaps frae Roushie (Чистая, meanin "white, clean, pure" or Счастье, meanin "happiness, luck, fortune, felicity"); the name micht hae been gien tae the muntain bi the early Roushie settlers in Californie.
  7. Orr, Elizabeth L.; William N. Orr (1996). Geology of the Pacific Northwest. New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies. p. 115. ISBN 0-07-048018-4.
  8. "Mount Shasta and Vicinity, California". USGS. Retrieved 2009-10-22.

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