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Hood River Between Mount Adams and Mount Hood, USA

46.2N 121.4W

January 20th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Rivers, Volcanoes

USA - December 25th, 2010

This orthorectified image stretches from Washington State to Oregon, USA. Situated by the top edge is Mount Adams, a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range and the second-highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington. Adams is a member of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, and is one of the arc’s largest volcanoes.

Flowing along the lower edge of the thumbnail is the Hood River, is a tributary of the Columbia River in northwestern Oregon. Approximately 25 miles (40 km) long from its mouth to its farthest headwaters on the East Fork, the river descends from wilderness areas in the Cascade Range on Mount Hood and flows through the agricultural Hood River Valley to join the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge.

Mount Hood, can be observed south of the river in the full image. It is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon. It is the highest mountain in Oregon and the fourth-highest in the Cascade Range. The peak is home to twelve glaciers.

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