Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Geology: Krummholz, Couloir

Krummholz: This (German for twisted trees) is a tree line caused by high winds.

Couloir: This (French for passage) is a long cut into the side of a mountain - often used for or skiing.
They hiked down a good trail through this krummholz like [they were] giants. ... The trail led them into the top of a narrow couloir in the granite, a flaw from which all loose rock had been plucked.

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