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Mt. Lassen, California

Mt. Lassen

Mt. Lassen is the southen most peak in the Cascades chain. Positioned in far northern California, the world's largest plug dome volcano rises to 10,457 feet. Lassen's last eruptive activity occured as recently as 1914 in a seven year cycle. The park area surrounding the volcanic peak still shows many signs of recent volcanic activity with steam and sulfur fumaroles releasing energy from deep under ground. During the summer months the area is an active tourist attraction, but winter conditions require a more robust disposition and equipment to tackle the mountain. Together with its larger nearby cousin Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen is another beautiful peak along the Cascades range.