It is possible, I suppose that sometime
we will learn everything
there is to learn: what the world is, for example,
and what it means. I think this as I am crossing
from one field to another, in summer, and the
mockingbird is mocking me, as one who either
knows enough already or knows enough to be
perfectly content not knowing. Song being born
of quest he knows this: he must turn silent
were he suddenly assaulted with answers. Instead
oh hear his wild, caustic, tender warbling ceaselessly
unanswered. At my feet the white-petalled daisies display
the small suns of their center piece, their - if you don't
mind my saying so - their hearts. Of course
I could be wrong, perhaps their hearts are pale and
narrow and hidden in the roots. What do I know?
But this: it is heaven itself to take what is given,
to see what is plain; what the sun lights up willingly;
for example - I think this
as I reach down, not to pick but merely to touch -
the suitability of the field for the daisies, and the
daisies for the field.
Geological Facts about Mt. Shasta
- Mount Shasta is 14,179 feet (4,322 m) high.
- It is a stratovolcano.
- It has an estimated volume of 108 cubic miles (450 km³), making it the most voluminous stratovolcano of the Cascade Range.
- It is the second highest peak in the Casade Mountain Range, the highest being Mt. Rainier, Washington, 14,410 feet (4,392 m).
- It is the fifth highest peak in California, the highest being Mt. Whitney 14,505 feet (4,421 m).
- It is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a range of volcanoes from Northern California to Southern Canada.
- It is located in Siskiyou County, California, United States of America, North America, World.
- It has one of the largest base-to-summit rises of the world's mountains, from 10,000 to 11,000 feet above the surrounding area.
- It one of the great singular mountains, rising alone from the surrounding countryside, unconnected to other mountain peaks, like Mt. Fuji in Japan (12,388', 3,776m) a stratovolcano, and Mt. Kilmanjaro in Africa (19,340', 5,875m) a stratovolcano.
- It has a satellite cone, Shastina, 12,330 feet (3,758 m) to the west of the main peak.
- There are seven named glaciers on Shasta, with the four largest (Whitney, Bolam, Hotlum, and Wintun) radiating down the from high on the main summit cone to below 10,000 ft (3,000 m) primarily on the north and east sides.
- Experts estimate that the last eruption on Mt. Shasta was in 1800 CE.
Much more information available at:
Mt. Shasta, California's Sacred Mountain -
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Read my previous post about Mt. Shasta