Golden Gate Photo - Cascade Volcanoes Geotour
TWELFTH STOP - MOUNT BAKER
Mount Baker is the northernmost of the Cascade volcanoes in the United States.
Volcano Status: Dormant. Active fumaroles from 1975 to the present.
Age/Last Eruption: Eruptions began over one million years ago. One of the most recent eruptions formed Sherman Crater in 1843. The last major debris avalanche (lahar) occurred in 1891. Some steam activity was noted as recently as 1975-1978.
Peak Elevation: 10,778 feet (3,285 meters).
Volcano Type/Deposits: Stratovolcano. Composed predominantly of andesite lava and pyroclastic deposits.
Print No. A01NW-17-6.
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