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Lassen Peak (Mount Lassen)  California   #10488
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range

Height: 3187 m -> 10456 feet
Prominence?: 1597 m above Beckwourth Pass
Line Parent?: Highland Peak (263.0 km away, at bearing 145 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Whitney (516.4 km away)

Location:   40.48833,-121.50483     40:29:18, -121:30:17   10T 626716 4483034 (72 km W of Susanville).   AreaCode: EM01/EF80
Lassen Peak and the Devastated Area
This peak is #8 in Prominence List for California .Lassen Peak has the distinction of being the only other volcano in the Cascades besides Mount St. Helens to have erupted during the 20th century. On May 22, 1915, an explosive eruption at Lassen Peak devastated nearby areas and rained volcanic ash as far away as 200 miles (320 km) to the east.[2] This explosion was the most powerful in a 1914-17 series of eruptions that were the last to occur in the Cascades before the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington. Lassen Volcanic National Park was created in Shasta County, California to preserve the devastated area and nearby volcanic wonders.

Name Notes: Lassen Peak was named in honor of Danish blacksmith Peter Lassen, who guided immigrants past the peak to Sacramento Valley in the 1830s.

Trips within 1 km
51 1970.07.25 California Road Trip, the long Way to Mount Shasta Klaus Haring


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
22 Lassen Peak Ray Borbon
13 Lassen Peak and the Devastated Area Kevin Altheim