Cascade Range Crossing Washington State, USA47.6N 117.4W
This image shows the northwestern part of the state of Washington, USA, near the border with Canada (above). Washington is the northwesternmost state of the contiguous United States.
Its northern border lies mostly along the 49th parallel, and then via marine boundaries through the Strait of Georgia, Haro Strait and Strait of Juan de Fuca, with the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north.
The high mountains of the Cascade Range run north-south, bisecting the state. Western Washington, west of the Cascades, has a mostly marine west coast climate with moderately mild temperatures, wet winters, and dry summers. Western Washington also supports dense forests of conifers and areas of temperate rain forest.