Mount Robson is higher and more massive than any nearby peak, so it catches more rain and snow. If it weren't for Mount Robson, this lovely cedar grove wouldn't be here. Prevailing westerly winds push moist airmasses toward Mount Robson's great southwest face. Rain and snow fall in greater amounts than normal for the Canadian Rockies : 630mm of precipitation per year, compared to an average of 400-500mm. This unusual situation provides the right growing conditions for tree species normally found in the wet Columbia Mounstains to the west, home of the Interior cedar-hemlock forest.
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Photo taken in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Fraser-Fort George H, BC, Canada
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