Scenic USA - Washington
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of historic sites, points of interest, and a large
sampling of America's parklands. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided, but in no means should they be considered an endorsement.
|Photo by Eric Noel
The Eric Noel Collection
The Northern Cascades, spanning the border of the United States and Canada, are most notable for their dramatic scenery and mountaineering challenges. Although most are non-volcanic mountains, the otherwise young Mount Baker, Mt. Rainier, Glacier Peak, and Mount Saint Helens have all been active during the last 12,000 years.Mentioning the eruption of Mount St. Helens still rouses recent memories of incredible destruction for some. The prevailing weather pattern of the Northern Cascades, generated from Pacific waters, creates one of the snowiest places on earth. Here on the western slopes, snow accumulation is often measured in hundreds of inches.
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