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The Appalachian Mountains
Transcript of The Appalachian Mountains
The mountains go a long way across North America and are the oldest highland region there is. 02/11/12: Appalachian trail hiker trapped by snow A 56 year old man by the name of Steven Ainsworth was rescued from being trapped in the Appalachian mountains for 3 days after Hurricane Sandy hit and left a horrendous amount of snow. The snow was reported to be approximately 5 feet high. Ainsworth called 911 because he didn't feel like he was going to make it through and was then lifted by a helicopter and brought to safety. Basic Information Major Places: Type of Rock: sedimentary Geologic Age: Approximately 300 million years ago is when it started forming Bibliography Klappenbach, Laura. "AppalachianÂ Mountains." About.com Animals / Wildlife. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. Mostly Terrestrial Eco Zone: Wildlife: Black bears, moose, white-tailed deer, skunks, wood peckers, beavers, foxes etc. Press, Associated. "Appalachian Trail Hiker Trapped by Snow Is Rescued." Timesfreepress.com. N.p., 02 Nov. 2012. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. The formation Many collisions and separations of tectonic plates caused the Appalachian Mountains to form.
The mountains were apart two continents, which are North America and Europe that were once together and later separated. The Appalachian Mountains are an example of convergent plate boundries. Land Use and Human Activities Sugarloaf Provincial Park: where humans can go camping, biking, hiking, sight-seeing and stay in cabins and resorts. "New Brunswick Canada." Mountains in New Brunswick. Brunswick Canada, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. The Appalachian mountains also offer water areas where people are invited to go canoeing, swimming, kayaking etc. Physical Description Ridges are narrow and rocky.
The mountains include valley's that are good for human activities.
A lot of the mountains are forested. Especially in the high parts, with plenty trees like ever-green, oak etc, wildlife and dirt ground
Parts of the mountains have rivers that are used for human activities. Ramon, Jason C. "Physical Characteristics of the Appalachian Mountains." Travel Tips. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. St. John's, Halifax, Fredericton Myth about the Appalachian Mountains There was a sun and moon who loved each other greatly. Together they would take care of the earth and soak in each other's light and warmth. The ocean wished to make the moon his so he separated the two lovers by causing a horrible earthquake and tsunami and had a mountains rip out of the ground in North America. The sun and moon were not only separated but their precious earth was destroyed. They continued to take care of the earth even in the misery of being apart because it was the right thing to do. Plants and animals inhabited the mountain and all the beauty was returned. The moon despised the ocean from that day on, and the sun and moon forever craved for their love back. By: Laiba Abid. By: Laiba Abid This article relates to this land form because due to snow levels in winter in the Appalachian mountains, it becomes dangerous for hikers to be exploring those parts of the mountains. Especially when there's a chance of a snow storm. 1. 2. 3. 4. And yeah, that's it.