Welcome to Cascade Mountain Range
The Cascade Mountain Range (known locally as the Cascades) are a
breathtaking range of peaks that extend from the northern tip of
California into southern British Columbia. The mountains are a
veritable paradise for outdoor sports like hiking, rock climbing,
skiing, camping, boating and canoeing, and many others.
The tallest peak in the Cascades is Mount Rainier, which
stretches up 14,411 (4,392m) feet above sea level. While climbing
Mount Rainier is considered very difficult, the peak offers other
activities and is one of the most-photographed mountains in the US.
Mount Adams is another peak that is intimidating to novice
The most famous peak in the Cascades, however, is Mount St
Helens, an active volcano that famously erupted in 1980, killing 57
people. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument explores
Only a few hours' drive from Seattle, the Cascades are a
wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature on any Washington
holiday. The pristine wilderness and abundant animal life will
rejuvenate anyone who needs to escape the city.
Information & Facts
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.