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Volcanic Peaks of the Cascade Range, USA and Canada – July 26th, 2009

43.7N 121.2W

July 26th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

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Two ranges belonging to the large Pacific Coast System are visible in northwestern North America: the Coast Mountains, upper left quadrant, and the Cascade Range, visible as a thin line of white peaks parallel to the green coastal plains.

The Cascade Range, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, extends from southern British Columbia, Canada, through Washington state and Oregon to Northern California, USA.

It includes both non-volcanic mountains, such as the North Cascades in southern British Columbia and northern Washington, and the notable volcanoes known as the High Cascades in Washington, Oregon and northern California. Both of these divisions are visible here; the volcanic peaks of the High Cascades can be noted as a line of snow-capped summits.

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