Friday, March 6, 2009

The Alps

One of the most glorious of all views, the Alps are a must see and a must do. The Alps are a mountain range that start near the Mediterranean and stretch through Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Slovenia. The range is split in half between the east and west sides, both with MUCH to offer.

The most common thing that tourists do is go skiing. There are so many places that one can do this too. Almost all of the countries have resorts salted all over the mountains. This skiing is intense too. Some people are think the Rockies are the only place to go, but they are wrong. The Alps are, on average, higher than the Rockies and cover more area. The slopes are also just as extreme as you could possibly want.

While skiing, you can also see the spectacular views. You will not see anything more pure than a sunrise over snow covered mountains. Breathing in the cold air, you will feel more alive than ever before. Besides viewing the scenery, there is also a variety of flora and fauna to see during the summer season. Some of the animals consist of marmots (like a big guinea pig), alpine ibex (ram type animal), or the typical hare.

The Alps are not only beautiful, but they are full of life. On any given day, you will be really close to a ski resort as well as the wilderness all around. This is a great place to be outdoors exercising and enjoying some of God's most amazing creation.

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