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  Cascade Range - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanoes called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California.
The course of political history in the Pacific Northwest saw the spine of the Cascade Range being proposed as a boundary settlement during the Oregon Dispute of 1846, which was rejected by the United States which insisted on the 49th Parallel, which cuts across the range just north of Mount Baker.
Because of the range's proximity to the Pacific Ocean, precipitation is substantial, especially on the western slopes, with annual accumulations of up to 150 inches (3800 mm) in some areas—Mount Baker, for instance, apparently recorded the largest single-season snowfall on record in the world in 1999—and heavy snowfall as low as 2000 feet (600 m).
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 Cascade Range - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanoes called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California.
The was the first established land path for U.S. settlers through the Cascade Range in 1845, and formed the final overland link for the Oregon Trail (previously, settlers had to raft down the treacherous rapids of the Columbia River).
Because of the range's proximity to the Pacific Ocean, precipitation is substantial, especially on the western slopes, with annual accumulations of up to 150 inches (3800 mm) in some areas and heavy snowfall as low as 2000 feet (600 m).
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 Cascade Range. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Cascade Range, mountain chain, c.700 mi/1,130 km long, extending S from B.C. (Canada) to N Calif., where it becomes the Sierra Nevada; it parallels the Coast Ranges, 100 mi/161 km–150 mi/241 km inland from the Pacific Ocean.
Many of the range’s highest peaks are volcanic cones, covered with snowfields and glaciers; Lassen Peak, 10,457 ft/3,187 m high, in Lassen Volcanic Natl.
Receiving more than 100 in/254 cm of precipitation annually, the Cascades are a major source of water in the NW of the U.S. Hydroelectricity is generated on the W slope; irrigation is used in the fertile E side valleys.
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 Shasta Cascade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Shasta Cascade region of California is located in the northeastern and north-central sections of the state bordering Oregon and Nevada, north of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
The area is centered on Mount Shasta in the California Cascade Range, near the Trinity Alps.
Geologically, this region is similar to the main Cascade Range, dominated by volcanism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shasta_Cascade   (274 words)

  
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Cascade was right on the highway whereas the other peaks, such as Algonquin and Colden, were far in the distance.
This is the longer route to/from the Cascade Range summits as compared to the route from the Upper Cascade Lake trailhead.
This is the route to the summit from Upper Cascade Lake trailhead to Cascade Mtn.
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 Skiing the Cascade Volcanoes: Conifers of the Cascade Range
The largest currently-known tree in the Cascade Range (although not the tallest) is the Cedar Flats Sentinel, a 264 ft (80 m) tall Douglas-fir found near Mount Saint Helens.
However, until it blew over in 1930, the largest tree in the Cascade Range and also the largest known member of the Pinaceae (pine family) in the world was the famed Mineral Tree southwest of Mount Rainier, a Douglas-fir with nearly twice the volume of the Cedar Flats Sentinel.
Where sources conflict as to the extent of the range, I have generally accepted the broader range, on the assumption that the smaller range was simply missing data.
www.skimountaineer.com /CascadeSki/CascadeConifers.html   (1790 words)

  
 Cascade Range   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cascade Range is a scattering of volcanoes running in a line from southern British Columbia to northern California.
Because of the range's relatively high latitude and proximity to moisture from the Pacific, glaciers are frequent.
The majority of peaks in the range are far better climbed on snow than on rock because they are all volcanoes that consist of an unconsolidated heap of ash and rubble cemented together by ice and snow.
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 Cascade Range at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cascade Range is a mountain chain that runs north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade region of northern California.
The range is still volcanically active: Lassen Peak erupted in 1911, and Mount St. Helens in 1980.
Because of the range's proximity to the Pacific Ocean, precipitation is substantial, especially on the western slopes, with annual accumulations of up to 380 cm (150 in) in some areas.
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 GO 326/ES 767 Cascade volcanism
The Cascade Mountains consist of several active volcanoes (triangles) as well as many volcanic centers that were active during the late Tertiary and Quaternary.
Magma of the Cascades is generated by partial melting along the subduction zone.
Mount Shasta is the queen of the Cascade volcanic peaks.
academic.emporia.edu /aberjame/tectonic/cascade/cascade.htm   (1524 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Cascade Range Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanos called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta...
Then on May 18, 1980 the dramatic eruption of little-known Mount St. Helens shattered the quite and brought the world's attention to the range.
There are four national parks in the Cascade Range and many national monuments, wilderness areas, and national forests.
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 Cascade Range on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cascade's interworking switch system provides mainstream users with robust ATM migration and economi...
CASCADE RANGE [Cascade Range] mountain chain, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, extending S from British Columbia to N Calif., where it becomes the Sierra Nevada ; it parallels the Coast Ranges, 100-150 mi (161-241 km) inland from the Pacific Ocean.
Snowshed contributions to the Nooksack River watershed, North Cascades Range, Washington.
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 Cascade Range. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Helens erupted in 1980 in one of the greatest volcanic explosions in U.S. history, and Lassen Peak, 10,457 ft (3,187 m) high, in Lassen Volcanic National Park, is still active.
Rainier (14,410 ft/4,392 m), in Mount Rainier National Park, is the highest point in the Cascades; Mt. Shasta and Mt. Hood are other prominent peaks.
Of the many lakes in the Cascades, Crater Lake, in Crater Lake National Park, and Lake Chelan, in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, are the most famous.
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 Cascade Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cascade Mountains, also called the Cascades, extend for approximately seven hundred miles roughly in a north-south direction from northern California through Oregon and Washington State, and for a short distance into British Columbia.
Although Microsoft's Encarta and Encarta World Atlas both describe the Cascades as being a northern continuation of the Sierra Nevada Mountains I'm informed by Donald Mark (dlmark@mind.net) that this is not the case.
The Cascades are not an extension of the Sierra Nevadas.
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 Cascade Range
While the North Cascades contain an extremeley 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 borders of the Cascade range are in some dispute to the north and the south.
To the north, the term is sometimes applied to the ranges of British Columbia north and west of the Fraser River, particularly the area around the Mount Garibaldi volcano.
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 North Cascades National Park
Unlike most sections of the Southern Cascade mountains, which are volcanic and sedimentary in origin, the Northern Cascades are granitic and metamorphic in nature, formed by the uplift resulting from the collision of plates of the earth's crust.
Actually, the Cascade peaks in the park act as a "rain shield" and create a large difference between the amount of rain received in the western portion of the park (about 110 inches per year) and in the east (35 inches per year).
In 1972 the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20), which runs through the Ross Lake National Recreation area, was opened, providing outstanding vistas of Cascade peaks, Ross and Diablo lakes, and the Skagit River.
www.shannontech.com /ParkVision/NorthCascade/NorthCascade.html   (2257 words)

  
 Rainfall may govern geological structure of Cascade mountain range   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Heavy rainfall causes both higher surface erosion rate and upheaval of underlying bedrock in the Washington Cascades mountain range, according to a study published in the Dec. 11 issue of the journal Nature.
The geological structure of the Cascade range may be governed by rainfall, sums up David Montgomery, University of Washington professor of Earth and space sciences and one of the co-authors.
The rainfall is heavy in parts of the Pacific Northwest because moist air moving east from the Pacific rises and cools as it encounters the ranges, dumping large amounts of rain and snow on the west side of the Cascades, where it rains about 10 times more than most places in Washington.
www.washington.edu /newsroom/news/2003archive/12-03archive/k121103b.html   (359 words)

  
 Skiing the Cascade Volcanoes: Snowfall and Snowdepth
The most well-known Cascade snow record is certainly the 1140" snowfall at Mount Baker Ski Area during the 1998-99 season, which is a world record for seasonal snowfall at any measurement site (see this plot of snowfall and snowdepth during that season).
The low snowdepths in southern Oregon are due to a combination of decreasing elevation of the Cascade Range and rain shadowing from the increasingly higher Coast Range and Klamath Mountains.
Of particular note is that according to the PRISM model, the maximum precipitation anywhere in the Cascade Range appears to be the 140-180+ inches occurring near Glacier Peak, which surprisingly exceeds that shown on Mounts Baker and Rainier (both noted for their world-record snowfalls).
www.skimountaineer.com /CascadeSki/CascadeSnow.html   (7371 words)

  
 Guy Carleton Wiggins. Cascade Mountain Range.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cascade Range is the interior range of the Pacific Northwestern United States.
The range is best known for its massive snow-capped volcanoes, which generally rise in isolation and are separated by great intervening plateaus.
There are also many non-volcanic mountains in the range, most notably in the North Cascades of Washington, a 150-mile stretch of mountains south of the Canadian border.
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 Cascade Range - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
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The Helly Hansen Womens Range Skirt looks good no matter what range you prefer be it the Cascade Mountain Range or the range where the deer and the buffalo roam.
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 Cascade Range
Cascade Range, mountain chain, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, extending S from British Columbia to N Calif., where it becomes the
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 Oregon Cascade Range Scenic Drives - Scenic Byways
The scenic drives in Oregon's Cascade Range are located east of Interstate 5 and west of Highway 97.
Set in the heart of the towering Cascade Range, the scenic byway traverses the mountains past alpine lakes, forests, and...
Several Cascade Peaks dominate the horizon as the dr...
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 "Geography of the West Field Camp: Oregon's Basin & Range and Cascade Volcanoes" - Mountain Forum Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Basin & Range fault blocks lie in the semiarid cattle country of sparsely populated southeastern Oregon.
Conversely, the high Cascade volcanoes tower over the humid, coniferous forest-cloaked Cascade Range and are within an hour's drive of much of Oregon's population.
Ultimately, students conduct intensive research at Steens Mountain in the Basin & Range and at Mount Hood in the northern Oregon Cascades.
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