Scenic USA - California
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photo by Alastair Allan
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Recent advancements in measuring equipment have boosted Mount Shasta's elevation to 14,179 feet. This majestic peak, part of the Cascade Range stands alone, not connected with another group of mountains. Its abrupt rise from the Shasta Valley has grabbed everyone's attention, starting with the first inhabitants about 7,000 years ago. Volcanic eruptions were reported from 1786 through the early 1800s. Fumaroles, strong evidence that the volcano is still alive, keep the U.S. Geologic Survey Team busy. Similar to Mount St. Helens, predictions when the next eruption could occur can only be estimated.
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