Almost all types of vegetation exist in the North Cascades in northwestern USA. The western slopes receive upt to 5 m of precipitation per year resulting in temperate rain forests, glaciers and rugged mountain peaks with few volcanoes that molt through the continental crust. In contrast, the eastern part of the mountain range lies in the rain shadow and hence has a barren arid landscape.
August 1996
Pentax K2, Pentax 50mm, f/22, 4sec, Kodak Ektachrome E6, ISO 100, tripod