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Patagonia 2007 Travel log

Patagonia – A Long Wait, But Worth It

(modified from an article in Fly Times, Issue 41, October 2008)

Spring Break trip to southern Appalachians

Background: The southern Appalachian Mountains harbor a wide variety of habitats and a remarkable diversity of terrestrial and aquatic organisms. Moderate temperatures, high precipitation (>1800 mm / year), and continuously flowing streams provide ample resources across the complex landscape. Forests are dominated by deciduous oak species and an evergreen understory of Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel.