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Himalayan mountains: Their formation

The 6,000-kilometre-plus journey of the India landmass before its collision with Asia (Eurasian Plate) about 40 to 50 million years ago { – Wikipedia}

Himalaya-formation

This GIF shows a sideways view of what happened as these landmasses collided. Observe the rock folding and forming mountains.

More here: Observe an animation of the Himalayas forming. McDougal Little.

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Appalachian Mountains

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Northeast Appalachians Map

Building the Northern Appalachian Mountains and New England
http://www.jamestown-ri.info/northern_appalachians.htm

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long.

Passes through Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Maintained by 31 trail clubs and multiple partnerships. Managed by the National Park Service and the nonprofit Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Majority of the trail is in forest or wild lands, although some portions traverse towns, roads and farms.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_Trail

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