Burbage Edge in winter

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cascadetraveler

cascadetraveler - Jan 4, 2007 4:23 am - Voted 10/10

desert scape

The Pic reminds me of central oregon high desert. "Hey" but this is England. Is it as dry as it looks.

tphubbard

tphubbard - Jan 4, 2007 1:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: desert scape

Interesting comparison - have you got any photo's posted of the oregon desert on SP?

This pic was taken during a very cold dry spell so everything is very brown. This is not really normal though, most of the time it is rather wet here - see my other Pennin pictures for typical green late summer vegetation. I guess the moors are a kind of like a damp desert though - the soil is very peaty and acid so only particular limited types of heather and grass can grow high up.

cascadetraveler

cascadetraveler - Jan 4, 2007 2:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: desert scape

I do not have anything with the similar landscape. We have similar basalt escarpments with sagebrush in place of heather. Instead of peat the soil is a combination of pumice and ash. The land scape is dry do to the cascade range sucking up most of the moisture.

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