A Little Bit of History on Mt. Shasta
From the Mt. Shasta Wikipedia Page:
“Mount Shasta (Karuk: Úytaahkoo or “White Mountain”) is an active volcano located at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California and at 14,179 feet (4,322 m)is the second highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth highest in California. Mount Shasta has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles (350 km3) which makes it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.
The mountain and its surrounding area are managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest.”
“The lore of some of the Klamath Tribes in the area held that Mount Shasta is inhabited by the Spirit of the Above-World, Skell, who descended from heaven to the mountain’s summit at the request of a Klamath chief. Skell fought with Spirit of the Below-World, Llao, who resided at Mt. Mazama by throwing hot rocks and lava, probably representing the volcanic eruptions at both mountains.“
Around Mt. Shasta
The city of Mt. Shasta contains a huge array of shops, restaurants, and activities that appeal to all walks of life! Downtown Mt. Shasta is only 8-10 short miles to the world class Mt. Shasta Ski Park which has some of the best skiing and snowboarding on the west coast. There are also golf courses, bike trails, numerous fishing spots, and a huge population of wildlife and local plants.
For more information, have a look at Visit Mt. Shasta California’s Activities and Dining pages, as well as the Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce Website. To learn more about the Mt. Shasta Ski Park, check out their website here.
Great food is everywhere in Mt. Shasta so we recommend starting with:
During the warmer months, Mt. Shasta’s Farmer’s Market is a local favorite that features organic vegetables, fruit, honey, and a multitude of other quality products. It is conveniently located about a block away from our cabin!