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Baldy Beacon in MPR
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Poster Marty Offline
Posted 01/10/13 01:15 PM
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Baldy Beacon in MPR | Cayo Scoop!  Bestofcayo.com's E-mag. | Scoop.it

Jonathan Cariddi captured some beautiful scenery around Baldy Beacon in Mountain Pine Ridge.

"A special part of Mountain Pine Ridge reserve is Baldy Beacon. Speculation continues on the cause of its infertility - soils are so poor they can't even support trees. Instead its covered in grass so tough that when sheep were introduced as an experiment back in the 1960s, they died of indigestion! The most probable explanation for the infertility is that in geological history, while the rest of Central America was under water, protected from the elements, these parts were still above sea level and exposed to erosion and leaching for millions of years longer than anywhere else. The result is a set of rounded grassy hills, with views uninterrupted by any trees."

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#454914 - 01/10/13 03:12 PM Re: Baldy Beacon in MPR [Re: Marty]
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actually, so few trees because of the winds. beautiful area and well worth exploring
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