Itcha Mountain

Itcha Mountain is one of the two named volcanic peaks of the Itcha Range, which is located in the Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is in the Anahim Volcanic Belt, which formed when the North American Plate moved over a hotspot, similar to the one feeding the Hawaiian Islands. The Anahim Volcanic Belt includes other immediately nearby ranges, the Rainbow and Ilgachuz Ranges. Itcha Mountain is located 42 km (26 mi) northeast of Anahim Lake and 2 km (1 mi) northeast of Mount Downton, another peak of the Itcha Range. Both of these peaks are located within Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park, as is Far Mountain, the park's highest peak.

Itcha Mountain
Highest point
Elevation2,290 m (7,510 ft)
Prominence180 m (590 ft)
Coordinates52°43′03.0″N 124°49′49.1″W
Geography
LocationChilcotin District, British Columbia, Canada
Parent rangeItcha Range
Topo mapNTS 093C/10
Geology
Mountain typeCinder cone

This mountain is the namesake for the Itcha Range, which is one of the several large shield volcanoes that stands all by itself.

See also

References

  • "Itcha Mountain". BC Geographical Names.
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