Munt Shasta

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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.
Munt Shasta
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Aerial view o Munt Shasta frae the wast
Heichest pynt
Elevation 14,179 ft (4,322 m) [2] NAVD88
Prominence 9,772 ft (2,979 m) [1]
Isolation 335 mi (539 km) [1]
Paurent peak North Palisade[1]
Coordinates 41°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]
Location Siskiyou Coonty, Californie, U.S.
Parent range Cascade Range
Topo map USGS Mount Shasta
Age o rock About 593,000 years
Muntain teep Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc Cascade Volcanic Arc
Last eruption 1786[3]
First ascent 1854 by E. D. Pearce and party[4]
Easiest route Avalanche Gulch ("John Muir") route: talus/snaw climb[4]
Designatit 1976

Munt 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. Munt Shasta haes a estimatit volume o 85 cubic miles (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. 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. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  3. "Mount Shasta". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  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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