Exploring the Spring Mountains

Photo The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 ft (3,633 m). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. The U.S. Forest Service Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway opened May 30, 2015. Construction began in late 2012. The 4,300 acre Visitor Gateway in Kyle Canyon features extensive new parking areas, many …

Rocky Mountains

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sunrise The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. Within the North American Cordillera, the …

International Mountain Day 2017

Photo This year’s theme is Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration. Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, …

Mountains

Mountain = Large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. Mountains are sacred landscapes around the world. Hashtags: #MountainsMatter International Mountain Day Every year on December 11 International Mountain Day celebrates our higher aspirations. Wiki Mountains Planeta.com International Mountain Day Rocky Mountains Nature Himalayas Andes

Himalayas

The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan range has the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 meters (23,600 feet) in elevation. By contrast, the highest peak outside Asia – Aconcagua, …

Andes

The Andes mountain range stretch across seven South American continents and started to take formation around the same time that dinosaurs appeared on Earth (Triassic Period) Wiki Andes Planeta.com Mountains South America