Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Notes on Climate

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Several interesting notes from the 1954 report on the Natural History of Forbidden Plateau Area related to ‘Climate’:

Notably, it mentions snow from end September to end May – lately, the range has been more like from end October to end June or even July!

A question that recurred a few times from hikers, was about the ‘hanging ponds’ in areas like the meadows: where surface water remains in ponds that are higher than the surroundings. A possible explanation is given in the last sentence of this paragraph:

The explanation of the ‘elbowed’ trees I was aware of though!

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