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FC: OUR TRIP | with Kelly and Riley :)

1: Table Of Contents The Arctic---------------------------------------------------------3 The Canadian Shield------------------------------------------5 The Interior Plains----------------------------------------------7 The Western Cordillera---------------------------------------9 The Intermountain Region----------------------------------11 The Coastal Plains-------------------------------------------13 The Appalachian Mountains-------------------------------15 The Great Lakes----------------------------------------------17 Bibliography----------------------------------------------------18

3: The Artic We started are road trip in a little town called Utilidors in Iqualuit in the cold artic. We noticed that much of the Artic is near the ocean and is very flat. In the far north much of the mountains that were fourmed by folding and presently covered by glaicers. As we were driving a strong and severe storm started. The storms in the artic are very severe because it is so far from the equator. We were up there during the end of winter. The winter in the Artic is very long. Lasting for ten months. We found out during a snowball fight that the Artic is very dry. The snowballs were almost impossible to pack in. There isn't much vegitation in the Artic because it is too cold and dry. In the summer small shrups, mosses and linches grow. In the town we were in, there were some small trees. But as we drove further into the tundra we noticed that there were no trees. Well we'll write you when we are in Yellow knife.

5: The canadian Shield The drive to yellowknife took twenty three hours. We stopped in tugluktuk for the night. As we passed in to the Canadian Shield we noticed the forests turning to mostly evergreens. When we stopped at a rest stop along the highway we noticed that the dirt was very thin and sandy. Back on the highway we passed over many streams and rivers. There were also many swamps we passsed over. The summer was quite cool like in the arctic. Next we were off to the Great Slave Lake and Ft. Simpson.

7: The Interrior Plains We caught a ferrie over the great slave lake and then took a 18 hour drive to Ft simpson. As we drove through Ft Simpson Kelly got sick because of the high elevation. We heard form some locals that we were in the Great Plains. The Great Plains are at a higher elevation then any other plains, ranging from 600 meters above sea level 1500 meters above sea level. I noticed that the plains are mostly flat with rolling hills. The plains slope down from west to east. As we drove toward are next stop we saw that the vegitation didn't change very much. In the northern part of the Interrior Plains there were small trees but as we drove east I noticed that the trees slowly disappeared and there was more tall grass. The weather was on and off. Some days it was very hot but other days it was over cast.

9: The Western Cordillera We arrived at Watson lake, on the southern part of the Western Cordillera. The Western Cordillera is basically a bunch of young tall fold mountains that aren't worn down by errosion. We saw the Rocky Mountains. We were told that the rivers here flow into the Gulf of Mexico. On the western side of the Rockies the rivers flow to the pacific ocean. The climate varried drastically in this region. On the west side of the Rockies it is very wet and moist. On the other side it is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. It is also very dry.

11: The Intermountain Region It was quite a long drive from Watson Lake to New Hazleton. As we drove over the border between the Western Cordillera and the intermountain region we noticed the land turned to more of a desert sort of region. The plants we saw were sparse grass and small shrubs. We noticed that the temperature rose significantly. As we were comming in to New Hazleton our car started making noise and smoking. We just roled in to New Hazleton. After we had visited the garage the mechanic told us that it would cost five thousand. Riley and I were not going to let this ruin our trip. We went to the local airstrip and caught small cessna plane to the Vancouver airport. We stayed in a hotel near the airport and caught the first flight to Pennsylvania. When we flew From Vancouver we saw the mountains that created a rain shadow over the intermountain region.

13: Costal Plains We arrived in Pennsylvania and had to rent a car. We had $ 500 so we rented a Porshe 911. (it went very fast). We noticed right away that it was at a very low elevation. There was many swamps and marshes. Some locals told us that part of the Costal Plains have been sinking. It was very wet when we were there. was approaching hurricane season. There was lots of vegitation and we saw alligators!

15: The Appalachian Mountains From Pennsylvania we drove up to New York state and to Jamestown. When we drove over the border in to the Appalachian mountain region we noticed that there were lots of trees. There was a mix of evergreen and deciduos trees. As we drove farther in to the appalachian region we noticed the elevation rising and the land turning more mountainous. It was a warm sunny summers day, a good day to drive to Lake Michigan.

17: The Great Lakes Region We arrived at Lake Ontario at around four in the afternoon. We immediately noticed how humid it was, but the air was quite cool. The soil was quite rich and nutrient. Walnut, beech and maple trees occupied most of the forestation. We caught a ferrie across to toronto and took the next flight back to utilidors. We had travelled through the eight regions of North America and we are back where we started.

18: Bibliography Cranny, M. (1998). Crossroads. Toronto, Canada: Anita Borovilos.

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