For the Love of Geography: U-Shape Valley

U-Shaped valleys are just what they sound like – a valley shaped like a “U”. These valleys are the result of glaciers carving further into an existing depression created from a river called a v-shaped valley. The valley is transformed from gradually sloping side to steep sides and a flat bottom. Rivers often remain from glacial melting that replace the original river. U-shaped valleys are found at high mountain altitudes worldwide.

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

Sunday Nature Quote: Nature’s Heart

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

John Muir


Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado


Sonel’s Photo- Editing Challenge : Song Titles

Rocky Mountain High – John Denver


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In Picasa I first adjusted the lighting, adding highlights and shadows. I then removed color and added warm tones. Finally I applies the HDR-ish filter giving the photo an antiqued look.

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado