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| Aerial view of Kanaga volcano from the north
(photo by Chris Nye, AVO)   <click to enlarge>

Kanaga Volcano
    4287 ft (1307 m) .
Location: Northeast tip of Kanaga Island
in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Lat / Long: 51.9° N, 177.1° W
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano
Volcanic Status: Active, last eruption 1995
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 4200 ft (1300 m)
Administration:   Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge



Kanaga Volcano is a spectacular symmetrical cone situated on the northern tip of Kanaga Island. It is a youthful volcano formed within an older caldera, whose remnants can be seen as the crescent-shaped Kanaton Ridge just to the south of the cone. The most recent eruptions in the mid-1990s sent lava flows from the summit crater all the way down into the sea on the north side of the volcano. Since Kanaga is located just 15 miles (25 km) west of the "major" city of Adak, access should be somewhat easier than for many other locations in the outer Aleutians.

Some useful links:  

    Global Volcanism Program: Kanaga
    Alaska Volcano Observatory
    Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
   
   
Topographic map of Kanaga (1:250,000 scale)
    from USGS Adak
    <click to enlarge>



      More photos and info about routes, access, etc. may be added in the future ...


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