One thing I really miss about living on the prairies is bergs and mountains. I remember when I lived at home in Norway around me was beautiful scenic bergs and mountains. I really did not know how grateful I were for them until I moved here.
Sometimes things you were not grateful for before becomes evident and you miss it and you then get grateful for what you had. Too many times we have our life’s going that way. Please find your gratitude at where you are right NOW!
Mountains are magical and spiritual the make you really think when you have their presence. When you are there in the middle of a Mountain rage you really start to contemplate why are you on this planet right now. The beauty of mountains have had people all throughout the history of humanity thinking about a higher power and what created those mountains.
Why should we be grateful for Mountains?
- They are beautiful.
- They are the tallest structure existing on our planet.
- They come in all shapes or forms.
- You can get in great shape walking in them.
- They are scenic.
- They are necessary.
- They can be powerful.
- They constantly move.
- They give you a great view.
- Some have snow all year around.
- They make you exhausted.
- You can parachute off them.
- You can para-glide from them.
- They can give you memories for life.
- They are volcanoes.
- You can dive into water from them.
- They can change the landscape forever when they get created.
- They make isles.
- You can ski down from them.
- They have massive power. Mud, snow or rock slides.
- They are pointy.
- They are flat.
- They are in rainforests.
- They green in vegetation, grey and bald or white covered in snow.
- They can protect us from winds.
- They stop rain or snow.
- They make us explore.
Have you ever walked in a beautiful valley by a white river or walked on a wast mountain range. You most truly have felt the same as I did. Being able to camp overnight high above the sea in the middle of nowhere really make you feel like you are an amazing creation being able to walk in and around such beautiful and scenic nature.
I simply find mountains make me relax and make my heart pound with healthy excitement and get the adrenalin pumping. At the same time you feel relaxed and amazed by the beautiful nature 🙂
People have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years and have learned the to treat the powerful mountains with cation and respect. Love and respect will make you love mountains for the rest of your life and make you long to get there.
What is a mountain?
A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. The adjective montane is used to describe mountainous areas and things associated with them. The study of mountains is called Orography. Exogeology deals with planetary mountains, which in that branch of science are usually called montes(singular—mons). The highest mountain on Earth based from sea level isMount Everest (8,848 m (29,029 ft)) in the Himalayas of Asia. The highest known mountain in the Solar System is Olympus Mons on the planet Marsat 21,171 m (69,459 ft).
There is no universally accepted definition of a mountain. Elevation, volume, relief, steepness, spacing and continuity have been used as criteria for defining a mountain. In the Oxford English Dictionary a mountain is defined as “a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable.”
Whether a landform is called a mountain may depend on usage among the local people. The highest point in San Francisco, California, is calledMount Davidson, notwithstanding its height of 300 m (980 ft), which makes it ten feet short of the minimum for a mountain by American designations. Similarly, Mount Scott outside Lawton, Oklahoma is only 251 m (823 ft) from its base to its highest point.
Definitions of “mountain” include:
- Height over base of at least 2,500 m (8,202 ft);
- Height over base of 1,500 m (4,921 ft).–2,500 m (8,202 ft). with a slope greater than 2 degrees
- Height over base of 1,000 m (3,281 ft).–1,500 m (4,921 ft). with a slope greater than 5 degrees
- Local (radius 7,000 m (22,966 ft). elevation greater than 300 m (984 ft)., or 300 m (984 ft)–1,000 m (3,281 ft). if local (radius 7,000 m (22,966 ft). elevation is greater than 300 m (984 ft).
By this definition,[which?] mountains cover 64% of Asia, 25% of Europe, 22% of South America, 17% of Australia, and 3% of Africa. As a whole, 24% of the Earth’s land mass is mountainous and 10% of people live in mountainous regions. Most of the world’s rivers are fed from mountain sources, and more than half of humanity depends on mountains for water.
How about a vacation?
So next time you consider taking a vacation maybe take a look at a trip to the closest mountains and either enjoy a walk up or just take in the scenic views by just looking at one. We tend to forget them, but mountains are keeping us from a lot of harm as well.
“I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
John Thore Stub Sneisen (c)