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The Mountains of British Columbia

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The Rocky Mountains, (the Rockies) stretch 3,000 km from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States. The Rockies are distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, and the Sierra Nevada, which all lie farther to the west. The Rocky Mountains formed 80 million to 55 million years ago when a number of tectonic plates began sliding underneath the North American plate. 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 began inhabiting the mountain range.


This is Mount Robson - the highest peak of the Rockies in Canada...


Very few visitors get to see Mount Robson like this as it is only cloud free for an average of 2 days a year.
We were very lucky.

The Rocky Mountains are neither the longest nor highest in the world - but they are certainly impressive...


The mountain scenery from Banff to Jasper along the Icefield's Parkway is a spectacular roller coaster through the Rockies...


Posted by Hawkson 14:33 Archived in Canada

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