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SECOND STOP - MOUNT SHASTA


Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta from Mount Eddy

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Mount Shasta from Mount Eddy

Volcano Status: Dormant. Two small fumaroles near the present summit.
Age/Last Eruption: The two main peaks formed within the last 10,000 years. Over the last 4,500 years, Mount Shasta has erupted on average every 600 years. It last erupted around 1786 A.D.
Peak Elevation: 14,161 feet (4,317 meters). Mount Shasta is also one of the most prominent topographic features on the planet, rising 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) above the plain below.
Volcano Type/Deposits: Stratovolcano. Composed of andesite lava and pyroclastic deposits.

Print No. A99NW-24-9.

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