National Geographic : 1940 Jun
. "Photograph byJ.D.Goodrich "LONELY AS GOD, AND WHITE AS A WINTER MOON, MOUNT SHASTA STARTS UPSUDDEN AND SOLITARY" So wrote Joaquin Miller of this 14,161-foot peak in northern California, built up by successive volcanic eruptions andsculptured by later glaciers. From its five glaciers and melting snows come scores of springs and one source of the Sacramento River. Shasta is often climbed, and thousandscamp each summer on its cool, forested lower slopes.