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The Cascade Mountains

All of the known historic eruptions occurring in the contiguous United States have been from Cascade volcanoes.

The 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption released 1600 times as much energy as the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Mount Rainier is considered to be one of the 16 most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

The Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980 was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the USA.

Mount Rainier is the most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the highest Cascade peak at 4,392 metres.

The Cascade range is alleged to be the home of the creature known as the Sasquatch or “Big Foot”.

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Flying at 13,000m - The Cascade Mountains

 

Flying at 1,000m - The 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption

 

Flying at ground level - Mount Rainier

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