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Mount Ashland

 

Mount Ashland

Mount Ashland
Mount Ashland ski area in winter
Elevation 7,536 ft (2,297 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 3,132 ft (955 m)[2]
Listing List of mountains of Oregon
Location
Mount Ashland is located in Oregon
Mount Ashland
Mount Ashland
Location Jackson County, Oregon, U.S.
Range Siskiyou Mountains
Coordinates [1]
Topo map USGS Mount Ashland

Mount Ashland is the highest peak in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon.[2] It was named for the city of Ashland, located 8.6 miles (14 km) north of the mountain. The Siskiyou Mountains are in the northern Klamath Mountains in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. The mountain is part of the Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest, which encompasses most of the Siskiyou Mountains. The Oregon–California border is 5 miles (8 km) south of the mountain.

An aerial image of Mount Ashland with Mount Shasta behind it

Contents

  • Geology 1
  • Recreation 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Geology

Mount Ashland is composed largely of granite, with other igneous intrusive rocks like diorite and granodiorite. The peak and its surrounding flanks make up the Mount Ashland pluton. [3]

Recreation

Mount Ashland Ski Area, located on the mountain, features 23 trails on 200 acres (81 ha) served by four lifts.

References

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External links

  • Media related to Mount Ashland at Wikimedia Commons


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