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Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Mountain around Lake Shasta Continued






Shasta Lake is a reservoir created by the building of Shasta Dam in California, Shasta Lake is the 3rd largest lake in California, after Lake Tahoe and the Salton Sea, with a capacity of 4,552,000 acre ft (5.6 km³). Ten miles (16 km) north of the city of Redding, with the town of Lakehead its northern shores, Shasta Lake is popular for boating, water skiing, camping, house boating, and fishing. Formed by the damming of the Sacramento River, Pit River, McCloud River and several small tributaries the lake boasts 365 miles (587 km) of mostly steep mountainous shoreline covered with tall evergreen trees and mansanita Maximum depth is 517 ft. Known as the keystone of the Central Valley Project, outflow from Shasta Dam provides electricity and irrigation for widespread areas of California below the dam as well as flood control for the Sacramento River during the rainy season.

27 comments:

Paulie said...

I enjoyed them all but especially the 2nd one! Thanks for the tour. Come see my entry.

Suzi-k said...

stunning place. I especially like the way your photos capture the strange bond that seems to exist between mountains and sky, they are so often embracing each other!

Katney said...

Nice pictures of Shasta and the lake. Can't remember the last time we went through there.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Imagine living there and seeing that beautiful mountain everyday. I never had a chance to head up that way. It looks very cold.

To answer your question about McHale's Navy at Universal Studios. I totally forgot about that display. I think it's still there. They still have the tunnel that turns, but no more Cylon.

Ida said...

Nice lanscape and a beautiful mountain. The top covered in clouds and snow. Great! :)

I think the "B" says that you are a "Blogspot" blogger.

Wishing you a nice weekend. :)

RuneE said...

Very informative! Is it a volcano at the top or am I only fooled by the clouds at the top?

Ash said...

Fantastic images!

gaz said...

nice shots. it must be wonderful just being able to roam around as and when you please.

Marie said...

Beautiful photos!

david mcmahon said...

I grew up around mountains - I went to school in Darjeeling, so these photographs really made an impact on me!

Sandy Carlson said...

I have a hard time getting my mind around landscapes so vast! You bring so much to me in your wonderful pictures. They are beautiful.

Sister--Three said...

I have passed through here once...I will never forgot how awesome the Mt. looked. It has been over 20 years, but I still remember.

Tina Leigh said...

Never heard of this place but it is really pretty!

Anna said...

Beautiful pictures. I like the second one best.

I think I'm going to enjoy Sky Watch Friday!

Andrea said...

Looks like a nice place to visit. Makes beautiful sky watch pictures.

dot said...

I like the second one best also. It's almost like you are in the clouds!

Dick said...

I think I like the first one most, but they are all very impressive.
Have a nice weekend.

madretz said...

Oh wow! That's definitely a different view than what we saw the last time i was there. so pretty!

Sharon said...

wow, beautiful!

Angie said...

Hi Lilli,
Stunning photos,I personally would have a hard job picking out a favourite, they are all so good.Don't worry about not being able to read the print on the nestonlibrary site. I had the same problem until I tried it on a different browser(Mozilla firefox) and I found it was much better on there.

jel said...

cool place ya got here!


and thanks for stopping by mine!

hope ya have a great Christmas!

Sharon said...

Beautiful pictures and very informative. It's a lovely place to visit. I like the way the clouds are hovering around the top of the mountain.

lissa said...

Those are lovely photos. It must be really cold there.

thanks for visiting my blog

lissa

Mr. Mapper said...

Looks like Shasta has a little bit more snow than when we drove past a few weeks ago.

GAWO said...

Informative and very nice. Thanks for the tour.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Very good post both visual and imformative..
Hope all is well over here with you and yours..

all the best
Tom

USAincognito said...

Oh, wow!! How beautiful!!