Snow-finches and the Eastern alpine accentor appeared to be resident up to the snow-line.
This summit is covered with snow; and it is under the snow-line he usually makes his haunt.
From the heat of the country, the snow-line lies high; the chosen pass is in the latitude of Constantinople or Oporto.
You must know that there is a line on all high mountains which is called the snow-line.
In about an hour we saw a large bear traveling at a rapid gait—at times running—along the mountain just at the snow-line.
It lives high up on the mountainsides and close to the snow-line.
In Switzerland, where the elevations are so much greater, the snow-line varies from 8000 to 8800 feet above the level of the sea.
Rocks are scratched and grooved five miles below the present snow-line.
Its snow-line is at the altitude of 7000 feet, and from this altitude upward only a few crags and rocky ridges show.
A floating idea of going up above the snow-line in Switzerland, and living in some astonishing convent, hovers about me.
|snow line |