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Lewis Range (Coast Mountains)

Geography
CountryCanada
Parent rangePacific Ranges
RegionBritish Columbia

Lewis Range, segment of northern Rockies, extends South-southeastward for 160 miles from Alberta, Can., Border, near Waterton Lake, to Blackfoot River in northwestern Montana, US. Many peaks exceed 10 000 feet, with Mount Cleveland being the highest point. The northern portion of the range is within Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, while most of the remainder is included in Flathead and Lewis and Clark National forests and Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. Marias Pass is crossed by rail and highway. Tourism is promoted in the Park Area, but development in southern portions of the range is restricted by their inaccessibility.

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Ecuadorian Andes

Farther North, rainfall become heavier, Plateau is covered with vegetation, and a considerable number of small rivers flow westward through Cordillera to the Pacific. The Eastern Cordillera, or Andes, forms water-parting between two systems. The largest of eastward-flowing rivers is Napo, which rises in the eastern defiles of Cotopaxi and Sincholagua-principal source being Rio del Valle, which traverses Valle Vicioso. Principal tribes are Quijos or Canelos, who are settled about headwaters of Napo, on the Eastern slopes of the Andes, and are in the Great part Group of missions; Jivaros who inhabit the Valley of Pastaza; Zaparos who occupy the forest region between Pastaza and Napo; Piojes of middle Napo, and eastward to Putumayo; and Iquitos and Mazanes of Lower Napo and Tigre, chiefly in territory occupy by Peru. Geology. '-Eastern Cordillera., Which, however, is but little known, appears to consist, as in Bolivia, chiefly of Palaeozoic rocks; Western ranges of the Andes are form of Mesozoic beds, together with recent volcanic lavas and ashes; and lower hills near the coast are composed of granite, syenite and other crystalline rocks, sometimes accompanied by limestones and sandstones, which are probably of Lower Cretaceous age, and often cover by marine Tertiary deposits. In 1541, Francisco de Orellana discovered the whole course of the Amazon from its source in the Andes to the Atlantic. The second voyage on Amazon was made in 1561 by mad pirate Lope de Aguirre; but it was not until 1639 that a full account was written of the Great River by Father Cristoval de Acufia, who ascend it from its mouth and reached the city of Quito. Lofty lines of folded mountains form the backbones of North America in the Rocky of Mountains and west coast systems, of South America in the Cordillera of Andes, of Europe in the Pyrenees, Alps, Carpathians and Caucasus, and of Asia in the Mountains of Asia Minor, converging on Pamirs and diverging thence in Himalaya and vast mountain systems of Central and Eastern Asia. Naturally, company names do not reach all of these points, but its line across the Andes supplies an indispensable link of communication, in the absence of which east coast towns and west coast towns have hitherto been as widely separate as if they had been located on different continents-indeed, far more widely separate in point of time and of freight charges than Great Britain and United States. The eastern ranges of the Bolivian Andes are form of Palaeozoic rocks with granitic and other intrusions; Western Cordillera consists chiefly of Jurassic and Cretaceous beds, together with lavas and ashes of Great volcanoes; while the intervening Plateau is covered by freshwater and terrestrial deposits through which rise ridges of Palaeozoic rock and of series of red sandstones and gypsiferous marls of somewhat uncertain age.

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Cordilleran Mountain System

Cordillera is a complex physiographic region with one Plain, two Plateaus, and nine mountain provinces. There are three distinct mountain areas, Rocky Mountains in the east, Coast Ranges, Klamath, and Olympic Mountains along the west coast, and Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains just inlandfromthecoast. Intermontane area of Plateaus, Plains, and Mountain blocks that include the Columbia River and Colorado Plateaus, Snake River Plain and Basin and Range, is located between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada-Cascade Range. Landscape differences between Northern and Middle-Southern Rocky Mountains, and between Northern and Central-Southern Cascade Mountains, are distinct enough for each area to be considered a separate physiographic province. The Cordilleran Region is easily the highest and most rugged in the contiguous United States. Fig. 1. 7 shows vast area from eastern California to Colorado, and from Montana to New Mexico, that exceed 5000 feet in elevation. Nearly the entire region, with the exception of the west Coast, is above 2000 feet. Six of 12 provinces, Central-Southern Cascade Mountains, Basin and Range, Sierra Nevada, Colorado Plateau, Northern Rocky Mountains, and Middle-Southern Rocky Mountains, have Peak above 12 000 feet. The Colorado Rocky Mountains form a domal welt of high elevation with 58 recognized peaks above 14 000 feet. There are nine peaks above 14 000 feet in Sierra Nevada, including Mt. Whitney, highest in the contiguous United States at 14 505 feet, two in the Central-Southern Cascade Mountains, Mt. Shasta and Mt. Rainer, and one, White Mountain Peak, in the Basin and Range of California.

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Introduction

The Rocky Mountains, commonly know as Rockies, are major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3 000 miles from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. Within the North American Cordillera, Rockies are somewhat distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges and Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada, which all lie further to the West. Rocky Mountains were initially formed from 80 million to 55 million years ago during Laramide orogeny, in which a number of plates begin to slide underneath the North American plate. The angle of subduction was shallow, resulting in a broad belt of mountains running down western North America. Since then, further tectonic activity and erosion by glaciers have sculpted the Rockies into dramatic peaks and valleys. At the end of the last ice age, humans started to inhabit the Mountain Range. After Europeans, such as Sir Alexander MacKenzie, and Americans, such as Lewis and Clark Expedition, start to explore Range, minerals and furs drive initial economic exploitation of mountains, although Range itself never becomes densely populate. Currently, much of the Mountain Range is protected by public parks and forest lands, and is a popular tourist destination, especially for hiking, camping, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.

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8. Tillamook

In 1940, End of Trail sign was built at turnaround to commemorate Lewis & Clark expeditions two year, 4 000 mile journey across the North American continent. The original sign was a depiction of expeditions crowning achievement and a monument to the historical significance of the North Oregon Coast. Ocian in view! O! Joy! Write Capt. William Clark as he stands at the Columbia River Estuary up North. The expedition ultimately settled on the south side of Columbia in December of 1805. There they build Fort Clatsop and call it home for winter. Nowadays, Fort Clatsop is a magnet for enthusiasts and includes a replica of the original Fort, interpretive center offering an exhibit hall, theater, and also features popular ranger-lead historical programs. Salt work in Seaside is a historical site commemorating expeditions salt making activities. They set up camp just off sand dunes, which is now a residential area next to the promenade on Lewis & Clark Way. On January 6, Clark took 12 men through Salt Makers Camp and over Tillamook Head to view beached whale at what is now Ecola State Park and barter for blubber and oil. While on Tillamook Head Trail, Clark pauses at one of many spectacular viewpoints and later writes, From this point I behold grandest and most pleasing prospects which my eyes ever survey, in my frount boundless Ocean. Seas brak with great force give this Coast most romantic appearance. These are just a few of the local Lewis & Clark historical sites in the area. Thanks to preservation efforts, all of these landmarks and moments of awe in the Lewis & Clark legacy can be relived along the Oregon North Coast by modern explorer. However, original End of Trail sign at turnaround has been replaced by a towering bronze statue of explorers facing West. It is transporting experience of looking out over the Pacific next to bronze replicas of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. At these times, Capt. Clarks outcry, Ocian in view! O! Joy! It becomes a passionate sentiment that rings true even in our modern times.

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