The Long Range Mountains

Posted by on Monday, September 12, 2016
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The Long Range Mountains spanning along the west coast of Newfoundland are a series of mountains that form the northernmost section of the Appalachian chain on the eastern seaboard of North America.

In 2003 it was announced that the International Appalachian Trail would be extended through the Long Range Mountains.
Around 1,200 million years ago, during the Precambrian, the ancient core of what is now eastern North America collided slowly with another continent.

All that remains today are the deeply eroded granites and gneisses of the Long Range mountains.

The Rockies on the west coast of Canada are much higher mountains and since they are higher, they are much younger than their eastern counterparts.

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