Astronaut David Saint-Jacques captured from ISS the Cascade Range of western North America. The image shows Bellingham near the border of Canada and the U.S.
The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California. The Cascades are part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire (volcanoes). All of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes (Lassen Peak, 1914-1921 and Mount St. Helens, 2004-2008).
The local scenery on the ground where the Columbia Gorge marks where the Columbia River splits the Cascade Range between the states of Washington and Oregon is as follows.