Saturday, October 13, 2007

Landforms of Central PA

Here is a fascinating map of the various geologic and geographical regions of Pennsylvania. For those of you curious, you can find Clearfield County in the corner between the Pittsburgh Low Plateau, the Allegheny Front, and the Allegheny High Plateau Deep Valleys sections.

Although the map would contradict, Clearfield's "mountain" is a finger of the Allegheny High Plateau that descends south. The front of the high plateau then runs to the northeast parallel to the West Branch, north of Frenchville and Karthaus. The Allegheny Front is the great mountain that goes runs from Somerset to Altoona and up to Williamsport. In this area, it goes by various names: Tipton, Tyrone, Sandy Ridge, Port, Snow Shoe, and Cooper.

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