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Mount Shasta, Mount Shasta

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Mount Shasta (Karuk: Úytaahkoo or "White Mountain") is a potentially active volcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. At an elevation of 14,179 feet (4321.8 meters), it is the second-highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth-highest in the state. Mount Shasta has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles (350 cubic kilometers), which makes it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.

The mountain and surrounding area are part of the Shasta–Trinity National Forest.

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  • This town has everything you're looking for in a mountain community - cute downtown with shops & restaurants, plenty of hotels and campgrounds, and plenty of natural beauty all around. Prices are...  more »
  • How can you go wrong! This is a magnificent mountain. We did not have a lot of time to visit the visitors center.  more »
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  • Mt Shasta is an amazingly beautiful place. It dominates the landscape for miles. To be sure Shasta is not an easy mountain to climb, yet it attracts many, many people and many first timers to mountaineering. Likely because of its elevation and its popular nontechnical routes. It does get very crowded even during the week.
  • Perhaps because I live soo close to Half Dome & El cap they do not move me as much as My. Shasta. Speaks to my soul this one does 🥰

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