Elevation: 14,440 feet
Sketch the Colorful Colorado
A Sketch Event Researched and Designed
by Mama Bear Lynda Lou Greeley and Cecilia Evasco
How did the Rocky Mountains get its name?
In the 1700s and into the 1800s, exploration of the Rocky Mountains was mainly focused on fur trapping and trading. In 1739, a group of French fur traders encountered a Native American tribe that called the mountains the "Rockies" and after that, the area became known by that name.
The Rocky Mountains are an important habitat for a great deal of well-known wildlife, such as elk, moose, mule and white-tailed deer, pronghorn, mountain
goats, bighorn sheep, badgers, black bears, grizzly bears, coyotes, lynxes, and wolverines.
The "Rockies," are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch 3,000 miles in straight-line distance from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States.
Of the 100 highest peaks in the Rocky Mountains, 78 (including the 30 highest) are located in Colorado, ten in Wyoming, six in New Mexico, three in Montana, and one in Utah. Public parks and forest lands protect much of the mountain range, and they are popular tourist destinations, especially for hiking, camping, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.
In the morning:
We will explore the Colorado Rockies' Landscapes and Waterscapes. Take a peak at the Rocky Mountain National Park. Swing over to view the beautiful mountain falls. Do you like sunsets? Well, the "Rockies" has stunning sunsets. Want to take a Zoom canoe ride? Click on the Rocky Mountain National Park's Rivers. Enjoy the view of the majestic Bierstadt Lake. (See Blog below.)
In the afternoon:
We will focus on the wildlife in the Rockies', the unique earthy cabins or the park animals? There are also colorful incredible flowers to sketch. The Rockies also has stunning bird life.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- You need to register to participate.
- The virtual sketching event will be this Saturday and starts at 10 AM EDT
- Registration closes on Friday at noon EDT.
- On Friday afternoon or evening, if you registered, you will receive the login info you’ll need to participate.