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Mount Shasta, California

Majestic, mystical and solitary, Mount Shasta is the jewel in the crown of Northern California. Cloaked in glaciers and boasting stunning displays of lenticular cloud formations, the stratovolcano is one of the grandest summits in the American West. 


Mount Shasta taken from Lake Shastina

"In journeying up the valley of the Upper Sacramento one obtains frequent views of Mount Shasta, through the pine-trees, from the tops of hills and ridges; but at Strawberry Valley there is a grand out-opening of the forests, and Shasta stands revealed at just the distance to be seen most comprehensively and impressively."

- John Muir

Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the Cascade Range, surpassed only by Mount Rainier in Washington State. The mountain is one of the southernmost volcanoes in the Cascades, with only Lassen Peak further south. Shastina, Mount Shasta's largest subordinate peak, is the third highest summit in the range. 

Although Mount Shasta is a formidable mountain, many hikers venture to conquer it's peak, and enjoy the many and varied day hikes on the mountain.

The Mount Shasta region is a nature wonderland that we often explore through hikes and physical education activities: Lake Siskiyou, Lake Shastina, Castle Lake, Heart Lake, Sacramento River Headwaters, Fairy Falls, McCloud Falls, Burney Falls, Mossbrae Falls, Hedge Creek Falls, Black Butte, Box Canyon, Castle Crags, and the lush surrounding forests.


Box Canyon: Students visit for art studies & geography

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The "I AM" School utilizes our beautiful surroundings as much as possible for "outside classroom" teaching from Grade One through High School. Art studies such as "plein air painting", geography, science, ancient history, and almost all of our physical education classes: archery, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, running, hiking, orienteering, and obstacle races take place in the beautiful outdoors.

Lake Siskiyou  - 5 mins from the "I AM" School

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