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Mount Shasta
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]

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]

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

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  1. a b c "Mount Shasta, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 6 Januar 2016.
  2. a b "MT SHASTA". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey.
  3. "Mount Shasta". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  4. a b 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 6 Julie 2012.
  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. Archived frae the original on 20 Februar 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2009.

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