Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes Guide Book

by Jeff Smoot (Falcon Guides)
Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes  by Jeff Smoot

192pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 156044889X

The Cascade volcanoes dominate the landscape in the Pacific Northwest. For years adventuresome locals have explored the glaciated flanks of these impressive giants, and climbers around the globe are drawn to the region with sights set on snow-capped summits. For many, climbing one volcano is the achievement of a lifetime; for others, the pursuit of these mountains becomes a lifelong obsession. This guide describes routes up eighteen of these majestic peaks, from British Columbia south through Washington and Oregon to California.

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Trails from the "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.
... Preview: Broken Top is a craggy volcanic remnant that hosts two glaciers situated at the eastern border of the Three Sisters Wilderness, directly north of Mount Bachelor. Broken Top has had a violent eruptive ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Bend, OR - Climbing
... Preview: Tucked away within the interior of the Cascade Range of central Washington, Glacier Peak is the most remote of the peaks in this book. Indeed, no road penetrates within eight miles of the mountain; ma ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Darrington, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Little Tahoma Peak is a craggy remnant of the once-higher Mount Rainier volcano. It is largely unstable, and is being undercut by glaciers on both sides, particularly by the Emmons Glacier. In 1963, a ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Enumclaw, WA - Climbing
... Preview: The third highest of the Cascade volcanoes, Mount Adams ("Washington's forgotten volcano") rises above the rounded foothills of the eastern Cascade range, much farther east than its neighboring volcan ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Trout Lake, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Mount Bachelor, erstwhile Bachelor Butte, is a high, uniform cone immediately west of Bend on State Highway 46. Bachelor is best known for its skiing, and hosts perhaps the most popular ski area in ce ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Bend, OR - Climbing
... Preview: Mount Baker, the "northern sentinel" of the Cascade Range, is one of the iciest of the Cascade volcanoes, with 44 square miles of ice spread out among its 12 glaciers (by comparison, Mount Rainier has ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Glacier, WA - Climbing
... Preview: The northernmost volcano included in this guide is British Columbia's Mount Garibaldi. Strictly speaking, Garibaldi is not part of the Cascade Range proper, but instead is part of the Coast Mountains ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Squamish, BC - Climbing
... Preview: Standing at more than 11,000 feet only 50 miles east of Portland, Mount Hood dominates the Columbia River Gorge and most of northwestern Oregon in the same way Mount Rainier commands the view from Pug ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Government Camp, OR - Climbing
... Preview: Oregon's second-highest mountain is Mount Jefferson, a striking peak situated between Albany and Bend in north-central Oregon. Like Mount Hood, "Jeff is a landmark of the Oregon Cascades. Smaller than ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Detroit, OR - Climbing
... Preview: Lassen Peak, this southernmost of the Cascade volcanoes, is a minor mountain compared with the glaciated giants farther north. Its only worthwhile route is a trail leading to its summit. Mount Lassen ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Mineral, CA - Climbing
... Preview: Mount McLoughlin is a relatively unknown volcano. Although it is the highest peak between Mount Shasta and South Sister and the sixth-highest peak in Oregon, its unassuming presence is largely ignored ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Klamath Falls, OR - Climbing
... Preview: Mount Rainier is arguably the King of the Cascade volcanoes. Certainly, the other peaks have their charms, but Rainier stands supreme in the hearts and minds all who view it from near or afar. It is t ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Ashford, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Mount Shasta is the second highest of the Cascade volcanoes, and is the centerpiece of a recently-established wilderness area. Like its relatives farther north, Shasta was formed by various eruptions ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Mount Shasta, CA - Climbing
... Preview: Mount St. Helens hardly needs an introduction here. The present mountain is a poor reminder of the once-symmetrical cone rising above the placid waters of Spirit Lake. Though named for a friend of Cap ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Cougar, WA - Climbing
... Preview: Mount Thielsen is known as "The Lightning Rod of the Cascades" because its summit horn stands so high and is struck by lightning seemingly more often than the summit of any other Cascade peak. Reasons ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Diamond Lake, OR - Climbing
... Preview: Mount Washington, another rotten remnant of a former volcano, has a well-founded reputation for loose rock. Indeed, within ten years of the mountain's first ascent, the original route had disintegrate ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Sisters, OR - Climbing
... Preview: Three Fingered Jack is among the oldest high volcanoes in the Cascades. The complex internal structure of the now dormant volcano, along with the ravages of erosion by former glaciers, have combined t ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Sisters, OR - Climbing
... Preview: The Sisters are three prominent volcanoes situated just west of Bend, each rising to just over 10,000 feet. The peaks are moderately glaciated, although these glaciers are mild and relatively uncrevas ... From the guidebook "Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes"
Bend, OR - Climbing
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