Near Shingletown in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Careening down the mountainside, hot lava rocks touched off a snow avalanche. The avalanche carried this 300-ton rock five miles from Lassen Peak to this location, where it settled, sizzled, and cooled.
Erected by Lassen Volcanic National Park, Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Location. 40° 31.07′ N, 121° 28.087′ W. Marker is near Shingletown, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Lassen Peak Highway (California Route 89), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is in Lassen Volcanic National Park and is Auto Tour Stop #12. Marker is in this post office area: Shingletown CA 96088, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Devastated Area (approx. ¼ mile away); Pluck and Carry (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mt. Lassen/The Noble Pass/The Park Highway (approx. 4.4 miles away); Nobles' Emigrant Trail (approx. 4.4 miles away); Bumpass’s Hell (approx. 4.4 miles away); Loomis Legacy (approx. 5.1 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cinder Cone Volcano and the Fantastic Lava Beds (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shingletown.
Also see . . . Eruptions of Lassen Peak, California, 1914 to 1917 - USGS. On May 22, 1915, an explosive eruption at Lassen Peak, California, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range, devastated nearby areas and rained volcanic ash as far away as 200 miles to the east. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.