Longs Peak is a popular landmark and hiking destination in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Like all mountains in the rocky mountains, Longs Peak was formed during the laramide orgeny. Longs Peak is about 9,500 feet tall and made of metamorphic and igneous rock.
Mount Meeker is yet another popular landmark in the Rocky Mountain National Park.Mount Meeker was also was formed during the laramide orgeny. Mount Meeker is about 13,911 feet tall and made of metamorphic and igneous rock.
Mount Meeker is on the left while Longs Peak is on right, together they are often referred too as the twin mountains
Fireweed is common throughout the Pacific Northwest, but only locally abundant on the outer coast, it adapts to dry and moist soil.Its tendency to quickly colonize open areas with little competition, such as sites of forest fires and forest clearings, makes it a clear example of a pioneer species. Plants grow and flower as long as there is open space and plenty of light, as trees and brush grow larger the plants die out, but the seeds remain viable in the soil seed bank for many years, when a new fire or other disturbance occurs that opens up the ground to light again the seeds germinate
The snowshoe hare prefer young forests with abundant understories. its fur turns white during the winter and rusty brown during the summer. Hares are carnivorous under the availability of dead animals, and have been known to eat dead rodents such as mice due to low availability of protein in an herbivorous diet.
What fascinates me about the Rocky Mountain National Park is that I am originally from The Rocky Mountains living most my life in British Columbia, Canada, I have experienced first hand some of the beauty the Rocky...