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Mt. Hood

 
Mt. Hood, Oregon (Public Domain Image)
 

The snow-capped Cascades Range is part of the larger Coast Range. The Cascades extend roughly 711 miles from British Columbia south through Washington state, Oregon, and into extreme northern California. The highest point is Mt. Rainier in Washington state (14,411 feet). The Cascades Range is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the "ring" of volcanoes throughout the Pacific Coast. All major volcanic eruptions in the lower 48 states in the last century have occurred within the Cascades Range. The most notable of these eruptions was the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, which was so powerful that it deposited ash in 11 states. The eruption caused the total collapase of the north side of the mountain which resulted in the largest landslide ever recorded.

 

More on the Cascades Range
   
North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park

Learn all about North Cascades and watch a thrilling video!

   
North Cascades National Park

Mt. Rainier National Park

Did you know Mt. Rainier is clearly visible from downtown Seattle? Learn all about this magnificent park, one of the jewels of the Cascades Range.

   
Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. Helens

Did you know that Mt.St. Helens produced the largest landslide ever recorded? Learn all about this monumental eruption and watch a video of it occurring.

   
 

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