Swiftcurrent Pass towards Many Glacier - Glacier Nat'l Park

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Arturo García on June 22, 2007

Hello Eve:

Thank you for your answers, Eve. My question was referring to the name of the mountains, to that I am not seemed by the head of a beaver, unless it refers that are an origin of water courses and forests where these animals could live through.

I have seen all the images hitherto and have thought that your work of cartography must be very easy, because I do not see any more that Entiisols for all sides. In the surroundings of the lakes. have you found Histosols?. In the Entisols and possible Inceptisols, what evolutionary trends have you found?. In this side, are there Fluvent?. Excuse this technical interrogation, but it is not easy to find colleagues with so beautiful photos.

Regards, Arturo.

walkaboutwest on June 24, 2007

Arturo, in my pictures of alpine lakes, it is hard to answer your questions, because I did not map those soils, because they are not in the area I am surveying. However, most of the soils in the mountains here are young and undeveloped, so I can take a guess what they would be. Most soils are Entisols, and Inceptisols (Cryorthents and Eutrocryepts as it is very cold). Many are lithic (less than 50cm deep) to hard bedrock. They are usually skeletal (greater than 35% rock fragments in the control section). There may be Histisols or Histic intergrades in some of the lake basins. In the Beartooth Mountains, where the picture of Hairpin Lake is taken, the soils are likely to be Gelisols. A Gelisol is a soil order that is used in cases of permafrost. I have not mapped them in the area I am working in. Usually when we use Fluvents, it is in the case of a floodplain along a river. Thank-you for your questions, Arturo! It is interesting conversing with another soil scientist!

stefanolivia on December 1, 2008

che vallata. ... ciao stefano. ................. my contest - my photo

max1960 on April 15, 2012

Che bella.

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Photo taken in Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT, USA

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