|Mt. Shasta and Shastina from the north|
|Mt. Shasta from near Weed (photo by Mrs. Geotripper from a fast moving vehicle!)|
It wasn't until the last day of our travels, a 600 mile drive from central Oregon to the Great Valley in California that we saw anything of the high Cascades. We crossed the Siskiyou Mountains in a light snow storm, but by the time we reached the Klamath River in California the skies had almost magically cleared. As we turned around the ridge near Yreka, Mt. Shasta came into glorious view. Shasta is the second highest (14,179 feet; 4,322 meters) and most voluminous of the Cascades volcanoes, and the second most active (after Mt. St. Helens). It last erupted in 1786. The volcano consists of at least four volcanic centers, including Hotlum Cone, the highest peak, and Shastina, a parasitic cone on the west side of the mountain (on the right side of both photos above). Shastina is actually the third highest Cascade volcano at 12,329 feet (3,758 meters) .
|Lassen Peak from near Red Bluff|
|Lassen Peak and the remnants of Mt. Tehama|
last year during our holiday travels.