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Appalachian Plateau Activities

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Nick W

on 6 September 2012

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Transcript of Appalachian Plateau Activities

The Resort Activities Animals in the wilderness! You will encounter different animals such as deer, eagles, heron, foxes, turtles, frogs and toads. Each of these animals are indigenous to this area. This region is mostly covered by oak forests: basswood, sugar, maple, tulip poplar, beech, birch, and hemlock
The soil in the Appalachian Region is clay based. The rocks that are found here are limestone or clay based. The Appalachian Plateau is a mountainous region with many streams and rivers flowing through them. The Appalachian Plateau is located in the most extreme Northwestern part of Georgia. It also marks the beginning of the Appalachian Trail. It sits 1,800 to 2,000 feet above sea level. It is the smallest region of Georgia. It has narrow valleys and wooded ridges. In this area, you can go hang gliding, hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting. Hiking Scenery Random Facts . The fossils they contain belong to the Paleozoic era and were deposited in shallow seas between the Cambrian and Pennsylvanian periods (540-300 million years ago). Like the rocks of the Valley and Ridge, the Appalachian Plateau was uplifted during the mountain building that formed the Appalachians. However, deformation was less severe, and the folds and faults so characteristic of the Valley and Ridge province die out under the plateau. Thanks For Listening!
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