This twilight capture of Mount Shastina caught the fiery reds upon the mountainside. A very magical view of a majestic mountain.
Shastina is the highest satellite cone of Mount Shasta, and one of four overlapping volcanic cones which together form the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Range.
At 12,330 ft , Shastina is taller than Mount Adams and would rank as the third highest volcano in the Cascades behind Mount Rainier and Shasta were it not nestled on the western flank of its higher neighbor.
Shastina has a topographic prominence of over 450 ft above the saddle connecting it with Shasta and easily exceeds the typical mountaineering standard of 300 ft for a peak to qualify as an independent summit, yet most lists of Cascade volcanoes omit it nonetheless. The name "Shastina" is a diminutive of Shasta.