The Southern Rockies experienced much less of the low-angle thrust-faulting that characterizes the Canadian and Northern Rockies and the western portions of the Middle Rockies. Serenely situated along the last of The Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Mountain can solely be summarized as naturally remarkable.
Brazil’s coastal mountains run from Espiritu Santo to Santa Catarina, along the Atlantic Coast. They are more of a discontinuous escarpment than a mountain range.
The Andes are part of the “Rim of Fire” surrounding the Pacific, marked by volcanoes, earthquake zones, and deep ocean trenches. The glaciers and snowfields of the Andes supply water to the arid coast of central South America as well as to the Amazon Basin. Only about 5,000 feet of sediment accumulated during middle Mesozoic times (about 200 to one hundred fifty million years in the past) in the region now occupied by the Southern Rockies. Mountain constructing in these ranges … Read MoreRead more