Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta, view from the northwest


Mount Shasta is one belonging to the Cascade Range volcano to the north of the U.S. state of California.

It is at an altitude of 4322 m after Mount Rainier is the second highest mountain of this range and one of the highest mountains of California. In addition, he is the USA 's second highest volcano.

Mount Shasta is volcanically active; The last eruption took place in 1786. The summit region is of five covered with glaciers, including the largest in California, the Whitney Glacier.

1854 was the first ascent. In 1998 succeeded Robert Webb, to reach the summit within 24 hours six times. He got a total of 11,500 meters high, which set a world record showed.

The valley Mount Shasta with about 3000 inhabitants, lies also in front of the mountain at 1100 meters above sea level. It is the starting point for trips to the water - Siskiyou Lake, four kilometers away.

Recording of Landsat 8