Monthly Archives: August 2015

Mount Shasta, California

Standing alone in north-central California, the stratovolcano known as Mount Shasta dominates the skyline and can be seen from over 100 miles (161 km) away. At 14,179 feet (4322 m) this peak is the second-highest in the volcanic Cascade Range, only 232 … Continue reading

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Crater Lake National Park

Around 7700 years ago the Oregon volcano known as Mount Mazama exploded in one of the most devastating eruptions known to man. Blasting about 3000 feet (914 m) of material from its summit, the ash fell as far as western Wyoming … Continue reading

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Pepper wishes you a happy National Mutt Day

July 31 is National Mutt Day, celebrated “to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation and to educate the public about the sea of mixed breed dogs that desperately await new homes. Mixed … Continue reading

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