Cascade Mountains - Washington

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Cascade Mountains - Washington

Submitted By: Dobish on April 03, 2010

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Colorado » Front Range

St. Mary’s Glacier

The descent is a mellow run that ranges between 20º and 34º.  There is a headwall on skiers right, which will put you in the glacial lake, and is prone to avalanches.  Be careful of this in with new snow, as the under layers are pretty firm and often icy.  Skier's left is a much more mellow line, that ends at a pile of rocks, where often people will leave lunches and whatnot.  In winter and spring you can ski back down the road and end up back at the car.

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The Cascades are divided into 2 areas, which are the High Cascades and the North Cascades. The High Cascades are volcanos, where as the North Cascades are non-volcanic mountains. The snow is generally heavier than other areas of the country as it is effected by the warm southern winds, the high moisture, and the higher temperatures. Mt. Rainier is one of the most famous peaks in this range.

How to Get There

Go to California, and then head north. the cascades cover a lot of areas, all the way to canada!

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