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Garibaldi Ranges: Black Tusk, Whistler Mountain, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Mount Price, Misty Icefield, Wedge Mountain, Golden Ears

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Published May 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781155197272
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70 pages
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Chapters: Black Tusk, Whistler Mountain, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Mount Price, Misty Icefield, Wedge Mountain, Golden Ears, Mount Judge Howay, Flute Summit, Fitzsimmons Range, Blanshard Peak, Blackcomb Peak, Mount Crickmer, Piccolo Summit, MountMoreChapters: Black Tusk, Whistler Mountain, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Mount Price, Misty Icefield, Wedge Mountain, Golden Ears, Mount Judge Howay, Flute Summit, Fitzsimmons Range, Blanshard Peak, Blackcomb Peak, Mount Crickmer, Piccolo Summit, Mount Currie, Spearhead Range, Mount Robie Reid, Mcbride Range, Bastion Range, the Spearhead, Garibaldi Neve, Spearhead Glacier, Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 69. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Black Tusk - To Swxwu7mesh peoples, this mountain is known as taktak muyin tla in7inaxe7en. In their language it means Landing Place of the Thunderbird, speaking of the supernatural in7inaxe7en or Thunderbird. The jagged shape of the mountain and its black colouring are said to come from the Thunderbirds lightning. Black Tusk is considered to be the remnant of an extinct andesitic stratovolcano which formed between about 1.3 and 1.1 million years ago. Following glacial dissection, renewed volcanism produced the lava dome and flow forming its summit about 170,000 years ago. According to Natural Resources Canada, Black Tusk was perhaps the conduit for lava within a cinder-rich volcano. The loose cinder has eroded, leaving only the hard lava core. The exposed lava rock of the core is loose and friable. It is also black, giving the mountain its name and character. Cinder Cone, to the east of The Black Tusk, produced a 9 km (6 mi) long lava flow during the late Pleistocene or early Holocene. The mountain currently hosts two significant glaciers, in large cirques carved into the northeastern and northwestern flanks of the broad cone below the lava pinnacle. Both glaciers start from about 2,100 m (6,890 ft) and flow northwards to below 1,800 m (5,906 ft). The glaciers are heavily covered in rocky debris du...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=3425173