Today, Mama Bear will take you through a visual journey through the majestic and very colorful Colorado Rocky Mountains.(Elevation: 14,440 feet)How did the Rocky Mountains get its name?
In the 1700s and into the 1800s, exploration of the Rocky Mountains was mainly focused on fur trapping and trading.
In 1739, a group of French fur traders encountered a Native American tribe that called the mountains the "Rockies" and after that, the area became known by that name.
The Rocky Mountains are an important habitat for a great deal of well-known wildlife, such as elk, moose, mule and white-tailed deer, pronghorn, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, badgers, black bears, grizzly bears, coyotes, lynxes, and wolverines.
The "Rockies," are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch 3,000 miles in straight-line distance from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States.
Of the 100 highest peaks in the Rocky Mountains,
78 (including the 30 highest) are located in Colorado, ten in Wyoming, six in New Mexico, three in Montana, and one in Utah. Public parks and forest lands protect much of the mountain range, and they are popular tourist destinations, especially for hiking, camping, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.[AGENDA]In the morning, we will explore the Colorado Rockies' Landscape. Take a peak at the Rocky Mountain National Park. Swing over to view the beautiful mountain falls. Do you like sunsets? Well, the "Rockies" has stunning sunsets. Want to take a Zoom canoe ride? Click on the Rocky Mountain National Park's Rivers. Enjoy the view of the majestic Bierstadt Lake. (See Blog below.)In the afternoon, we can focus on the Rockies' unique earthy cabins or how about sketching a park animal? There are also colorful flowers to sketch. The Rocky Mountains has beautiful birds, too. Enjoy sketching our feathered friends.MIscellaneous linksVideos
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