Have Your Shasta Adventure
Mount Shasta, (formerly known as Mt. Sisson until 1922) a 14,179-foot (4,322 m) stratovolcano, is the second-highest peak in the Cascade Range and the highest peak in California outside of the Sierra Nevada. The mountain stands 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above the surrounding area and has an estimated volume of 108 mile? (450 km?). Shasta receives much less snow than most other Cascade mountains because of its southerly position and the fact that moisture-laden air from the Pacific Ocean must first surmount the Klamath Mountains before it reaches Shasta. The annual snowline on Shasta is therefore above 10,000 ft (3,000 m). There are many buried glacial scars on the mountain that were originally excavated in glacial periods ("ice ages") of the present Wisconsinian glaciation. Most have since been filled-in with andesite glaciers, pyroclastic flows, and talus from numerous lava domes. Shasta Houseboats are available for rental year round. Each houseboat may vary in length of rental time. Cruise this beautiful lake aboard your own floating lodge, enjoying and exploring the 374 miles of picturesque shoreline. You'll see green-forested mountains, including Mt. Shasta & Mt. Lassen. But the best way to enjoy Mount Shasta's spectacular views is through the lakes below. The boats have all modern conveniences and are designed for comfort. Every inch of space provides convenience, storage and privacy with roomy compartment arrangements and walk-around decks as standard features. Galleys are ergonomically designed and well equipped to please the most exacting gourmet. The bathrooms come complete with a basin and a shower. We keep our boats clean and outfit them with the little amenities such as barbecues, ice-chests, and a never ending list of standard equipment, sparing nothing in providing you with luxury on-the-water accommodations. Three rivers feed the lake. Hundreds of secluded coves invite you to tie up, relax and fish, or explore the shoreline. Fish are abundant and you'll enjoy hauling them in. Relax, stretch out on the sundeck on top, or take a cool refreshing dip in the lake. Prices depend on the size of the boat, but most costs over thousand dollars each. Not a cheap price, but with the scenery in mount Shasta you get what you pay. Check with your travel agent or surf online and call some of the marinas yourself. See which ones will better suite the needs of your family and your vacation. And when your done? You can just watch the mountains and then kick back, relax, and enjoy the ocean breeze, sipping your Mai-Tai's while watching the sunset...preferably on a boat.