Mt. Shasta, the second highest volcano in the United States and a major peak of the Cascade range and Pacific Ring of Fire. Climbing Mt. Shasta is considered one of the great mountaineering objectives of the American west.
This magnificent mountain rises to 14,179 feet, and its base is more than 17 miles in diameter. Eight superb glaciers, California's largest, adorn its flanks.
All of this is complimented by splendid meadows of wildflowers, groves of Shasta Red Fir, and numerous mystical legends (you may meet a Yeti or even a Lemurian on your trip to the summit).
Mount Shasta is all the more stunning because it erupts from ground; it's not one of several peaks, it is the peak. Thus, it's visible from hundreds of miles away, and lies at the center of many stories, legends and myth.