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Cascade Range

Region(s): North America, United States (USA): (California, Oregon, Washington), Canada: (British Columbia)
Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Max. Elevation: 4 392 m / 14 410 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 725 miles / 1 167 km
Average Width: 312 miles / 194 km

Overview

Range Name(s): Cascade Range
Max. Elevation: 4 392 m / 14 410 ft
Region(s): North America
Location: North America, United States (USA): (California, Oregon, Washington), Canada: (British Columbia)
Activity type: Please update
Starting Point: 44.417597503926245
-122.10205078125
Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Snow line: 3 700-4 000 m / 12 139-13 123 ft
Average Length: 725 miles / 1 167 km
Average Width: 312 miles / 194 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Convenience Center(s): Please update
National
Park(s):
Mount Rainier National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, North Cascades National Park

Location

North America, United States (USA): (California, Oregon, Washington), Canada: (British Columbia)
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    Cascade Mountains are very popular among USA climbers and mountain tourists. There are a huge variety of hiking routes (approximately 150 only in Lassen Volcanic National Park). The highest peaks of this mountain system are located in Mount Rainier National Park. Mount Rainier is in the list of North America 14 000-feet Peaks.
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    The Cascade Range is best known for its tall volcanoes and deep evergreen forests. There are a lot of routes for all mountain activities - mountaineering, rock-climbing and ice-climbing as well as trekking and back-country skiing. While the North Cascades contain an extremely rugged cluster of jagged peaks, it is the long line of snowy volcanic cones running from Mount Baker south to Lassen Peak that dominate the range for its entire length. The Cascade Range consists of several parts - the Western Cascade Range, the High Cascade Range, the North Cascade Range and the Canadian Cascade Range (or Cascade Mountains). This mountain system includes both non-volcanic mountains, such as the North Cascades, and the notable volcanoes of the High Cascades. The small part of the system in British Columbia is called the Canadian Cascades or Cascade Mountains. The latter term is also sometimes used by Washington residents to refer to the Washington section of the Cascades in addition to North Cascades, the more usual American term, as in North Cascades National Park.
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    The Cascade Range stretches across Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Southern British Columbia, running parallel to the Pacific.
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    The eruption of Mount St. Helenas was the largest known debris avalanche in recorded history

     

    The Cascade Range includes both non-volcanic mountains and the notable volcanoes. The highest volcanoes dominate their surroundings, often standing twice the height of the nearby tectonic mountains.

     

    The Cascades are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. All of the known historic eruptions in the contiguous United States have been from Cascade volcanoes. The two most recent were Lassen Peak in 1914 to 1921 and amajor eruption of Mount   ... Read more

     

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