The Orlando Sentinel reports
The state’s wildlife agency wants to designate new sanctuaries for roseate spoonbills, reddish egrets, blue herons, brown pelicans, black skimmers and many more water birds that are synonymous with Florida’s wild side.
Located in Wyoming, this mountain range began forming 6-9 million years ago. The Tetons are the youngest mountains in the Rocky Mountain range.
It is a unique mountain range due to its formation, and we had a mountain experience of an unusual nature.
A series of geological processes over millennium eventually led to the uplift of the region. Situated on the Teton Fault, approximately two million years ago earthquakes displaced the range.
Fault block formation of the Teton Range and Jackson Hole. Courtesy Wikipedia.
The western side moved upward while the eastern side moved downward creating the Teton Range and Jackson Hole valley, respectively.
Most mountain ranges have foothills which often obscure much of the mountain. But here the eastern side arose so quickly and sharply that there are no foothills. In addition, the older the range is, the more eroded the peaks become.
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Coyote, with mystical toes,
Silent as the footsteps of time,
Weaving through the mist-encircled forest,
Elusive she goes,
Shaman, angel, fey,
Spirit from the lands afar,
You step from stone to stone,
Through the stream, moon-bright,
Through petals whispering in the night.
From milky way
From star to star,
Among the clouds,
Of worlds, broken
You walk on,
From the darkness to the light.
Of rock and raven-spoken
Among the echoing songs of spring.
© Sharon St Joan, 2016
Photo: © Dhprophotog | Dreamstime.com
Today we hiked the Crystal Lake Trail in The Eastern Sierra,
and making a few nice friends en-route!
Tomorrow we go higher starting at a base of 9,900 ft and heading up into Tioga Pass, land of no wifi, so I will hopefully be back in touch the day after tomorrow.
Cheers to you from the high Sierras~
This video from England says about itself:
Ban the burn, 12th August 2012
By Peter Lazenby in Britain:
Tuesday 9th August 2016
Ban the Burn was formed following devastating floods in the region in 2012.
Moorland above the valley is regularly burned to make the land more suitable for profitable grouse shoots.
The deliberate burning has been condemned as a contributory factor to floods…
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