Our World: Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta is one of the taller volcanoes of the Cascade Range. This active volcano lies in Siskiyou County in Northern California is visible from Interstate 5 if you...
Mt.Shasta, California

Mt. Shasta is one of the taller volcanoes of the Cascade Range. This active volcano lies in Siskiyou County in Northern California is visible from Interstate 5 if you are on the way to Oregon (or if you are driving down from there).

If you are on your way South, there is a viewpoint just off I-5 that gives you a great view of this Stratovolcano. These pictures of Mt. Shasta are from one of my stops there.

Mt. Shasta, California
Shasta (the mountain at the back – the snow-capped one) and I-5 S.

 

Mt. Shasta, California
Mt. Shasta from a viewpoint just off I-5 South.

 

Mt. Shasta, California
Mt. Shasta is 14,162 ft high.
That’s over 4300 metres. So it is visible for several miles, if  you are on Interstate 5 in N. California.

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  • Photo Cache
    28 March 2016 at 11:20 pm
    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 3:07 pm

      It is. I'm sure you've seen it.
      The best part of being on I-5 North of here is catching sight of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Hood and Mt. St Helen's. 🙂

  • rupam sarma
    29 March 2016 at 5:54 am

    Awesome pics.

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you so much, Rupam. 🙂

  • R Niranjan Das
    29 March 2016 at 8:55 am

    Gorgeous frames, Divya! 🙂

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you so, so much, Nomad. 🙂

  • jaish_vats
    29 March 2016 at 10:20 am

    It looks like a snow capped peak and it's a volcano 🌋??

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 3:27 pm

      A snow-capped Volcano. There are two more huge ones north of here that are literally blanketed in snow in the winter and a good part of Spring too. I'll show you some pictures soon, Jaish. 🙂

      Thank you for coming by.

  • rajlakshmi
    29 March 2016 at 11:40 am

    the mountain top looks so beautiful and serene. Lovely!!

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 3:45 pm

      It really is such a lovely sight; one of my favourite ones while on this route. 🙂
      Welcome to this blog, Rajlakshmi. 🙂

  • joshi daniel
    29 March 2016 at 1:05 pm

    awesome 🙂

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 3:58 pm

      🙂
      I agree. That IS such an awesome sight.

  • Tom
    29 March 2016 at 4:21 pm

    a beautiful part of your world

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 3:59 pm

      It is.
      Thank you for coming by again, Tom.

  • Sallie (FullTime-Life)
    29 March 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Isn't it beautiful! So awe inspiring to see.

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Sowwww beautiful – this one and the other volcanic mountains on this range. 🙂

  • magiceye
    30 March 2016 at 1:17 am

    Impressive skyline captured beautifully

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you so much, Magiceye. 🙂

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    30 March 2016 at 1:51 am

    the 1st,3rd and specially the last pic is so beautiful, it seems like i am seeing something in dream…mind blown…

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Thank you so much, Jyotirmoy.
      First of all, Welcome here.

      So nice to know you liked these pictures. I love the sight of mountains like this and they always have that effect one me. 🙂

  • ArchanaC Kapoor
    30 March 2016 at 3:05 am

    OMG! The first pic is absolutely breathtaking Dee… 🙂

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 4:03 pm

      When are you coming this side to see all of this, Archie?

  • Puru@ShadowsGalore
    30 March 2016 at 4:28 am

    Beautiful photographs and good use of depth of field for the boards Dee 🙂

    • dNambiar
      30 March 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you, Puru.
      It's always great to hear from you. I had one more look at that pic and thought I should have put up a picture of the board and the mountain in one frame; looks like I have a phone photo like that.

      Thank again, Puru. I hope you are doing well. 🙂

  • Arun
    30 March 2016 at 7:08 am

    You have captured Mt.Shasta really well 🙂 Wonderful pictures! My favorite being the first and the last one!

    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:33 am

      Thank you so much, Arun. 🙂
      Thank you for taking the trouble to let me know. 🙂

  • SandeepaChetan
    30 March 2016 at 7:21 am

    Wow! Mountain looks divine. Nice photos.

    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:33 am

      Doesn't it look divine! 🙂
      Thanks guys.

  • Bikramjit Singh Mann
    30 March 2016 at 10:07 am

    wow wow wowow wowowow .. what can i say more WOWOWOWWOWO

    Bikram's

    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:35 am

      Hello there!!
      Tell me this one also went into that long list of places to see when you visit US. 🙂
      How have you been, Bik?

  • Couple On Quest
    30 March 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Amazing! Never heard about Mt Shasta earlier. Thanks for sharing 😊

    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:36 am

      Now you have 😉
      You guys should come side and see it (and the other volcanoes of this mountain range).

      You're welcome. 🙂

  • Indrani
    30 March 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Knowing about this for the first time. Great shots!

    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:36 am

      I'm happy I could bring it to you.
      Thank you, Indrani. 🙂

  • Maitreni Mishra
    30 March 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Such beautiful snaps.. your post is awe-inspiring! :')

    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:37 am

      Thanks a whole ton, Maitreni. 🙂
      Nice to hear that. 🙂

  • Rajesh
    31 March 2016 at 2:22 am

    Beautiful view.

    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:37 am

      It really is.
      Thank you for dropping by, Rajesh. 🙂

  • Deepa Gopal Sunil
    31 March 2016 at 3:48 am

    WOW Captures Divya!

    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:38 am

      Thank you so, so much, Deepa.:)

  • Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
    31 March 2016 at 6:48 am
    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:49 am

      Yeah, quite a contrast — that.

      Your well researched posts are interesting. I'll come by, soon. 🙂

  • Rahul Bhatia
    31 March 2016 at 7:03 am

    Very alluring pic, Divya! Makes me realize how much more is still left to see:)

    • dNambiar
      31 March 2016 at 7:50 am

      Thank you, Mr. Bhatia.
      I'm sure. 🙂
      How much ever we see, it's still going be just a handful of places, considering how much the world has to show us. Hmm… 🙂

  • Shweta Dave
    31 March 2016 at 8:31 am

    Wow this is amazing…. Loved the color tones on the mountain and you captured it to perfection Dee 🙂

    • dNambiar
      5 April 2016 at 3:23 pm

      That is an amazing sight. It can be seen for miles together from the highway and it is one of my favourite sights on the route.

    • dNambiar
      5 April 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you so much, Shweta.

  • My Unfinished Life
    31 March 2016 at 8:52 am
    • dNambiar
      5 April 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks Sush. 🙂

  • Abhijit Ray
    1 April 2016 at 6:04 am

    Beautiful picture. Reminded me of my trip to Mt. Rainier in Washington State.

    • dNambiar
      5 April 2016 at 3:30 pm

      This is a sibling of that big one.
      The time I tried to go see Mt. Rainier, it was foggy and we couldn't get close to the mountain because of the snow, even though we were almost into summer. 🙁 I hope to go see it sometime soon.
      Thank you. 🙂

  • umashankar
    3 April 2016 at 8:44 am

    It looks intimidating through all that haze.

    • dNambiar
      5 April 2016 at 3:31 pm

      It does?
      🙂

  • Ravish Mani
    5 April 2016 at 2:21 am

    So beautiful & serene! And informative too. Thanks, Divya, for such a wonderful post 🙂

    • dNambiar
      5 April 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Yeah, such a beauty. I'll be showing you some more volcanic mountains from this mountain range, soon.
      Thank YOU, Ravish for coming by and taking the trouble to leave a comment. 🙂

    • Ravish Mani
      5 April 2016 at 4:46 pm

      I'm waiting….

      And, It isn't a trouble at all 🙂

    • dNambiar
      8 April 2016 at 7:51 pm

      🙂
      Soon, my friend. 🙂 Gosh, you won't believe how much of writing I have to do. Too many trips and not enough writing. :D.

  • swati bassi
    5 April 2016 at 10:26 am

    Heard about it for the first time. Great Shots.
    🙂

    • dNambiar
      5 April 2016 at 3:35 pm

      There's more coming. 🙂
      Thank you, Swati.

  • Mridula
    7 April 2016 at 11:37 am

    It looks towering and spectacular!

    • dNambiar
      8 April 2016 at 7:51 pm

      It truly is. 🙂

  • Richa
    12 April 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Gosh,it is so beautiful! I feel like just running out of my home and landing there right now 🙂

    • dNambiar
      12 April 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Do that. I promise there are a few other volcanoes not far from this one. Actually there is a whole chain of them on this mountain range. 🙂

  • Thomas alwa
    6 November 2016 at 8:59 am
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