Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington
Cascade Range Volcanoes
First Ascents and Discoveries
1851 -- First Ascent of Lassen Peak, California
Grover K. Godfrey and Capt. J.W. Maxwell.
Information from the Lassen Volcanic National Park website, 2010.
June 12, 1853 -- Discovery of Crater Lake, Oregon
John W. Hillman, James L. Loudon, Patrick McManus, George Ross, Isaac Skeeters, and _____Dodd.
Excerpts from M.W. Gorman's article "The Discovery and Early History of Crater Lake", published in 1897, and printed in Mazama: A Record of Mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest.
August 26, 1853 -- First Ascent of Mount St. Helens, Washington
Thomas Jefferson Dryer, John Wilson, ?Drew, and ?Smith.
Excerpts from newspaper clipping describing the first ascent of Mount St. Helens, written by Thomas J. Dryer.
August 8, 1854 -- One claim as "First Ascent" of Mount Hood, Oregon
Thomas Jefferson Dryer, Wells Lake, and an unidentified Indian guide.
Excerpts from Littell's Living Age Magazine.
August 14, 1854 -- First Ascent of Mount Shasta, California
Captain E.D. Pearce and seven others.
Excerpts from the San Francisco Daily Herald, as transcribed by the College of the Siskiyous, California.
Late August or early September, 1854 -- First Ascent of Mount Adams, Washington
A.G. Aiken, Edward J. Allen, and Andrew J. Burge
Excerpt from George H. Himes, ca.1907 in "Steel Points", as re-told by Edmund S. Meany in The Mountaineer, December 1917.
August 17, 1868 -- First Ascent of Mount Baker, Washington
Edward T. Coleman, ?Tennent, and David Ogilvy.
Excerpts from Edward T. Coleman's article published in 1869 in Harper's New Monthly Magazine.
August 17, 1870 -- First Ascent of Mount Rainier, Washington
Hazard Stevens and Philomon Beecher Van Trump.
Excerpts from Hazard Steven's article published in 1876 in The Atlantic Monthly Magazine.
August 12, 1888 -- First Ascent of Mount Jefferson, Oregon
Ray L. Farmer and E.C. Cross.
Excerpts from "The First Ascent of Mount Jefferson" which appeared in the "Mazama: A Record of Mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest", March 1907.
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