Ever challenged yourself to a hike through the Appalachian Mountains?

By:Elyaa Alsafadi

      Nova Scotia invites you to an amazing mountain region which contains many exciting adventures that are family friendly activities. Enjoy yourself with an extinguishing hiking trip that travels through the Appalachian mountains with an active trail.


       The climate of the Appalachian areas are typically temperate and humid. The location of the area is perfect with the ocean currents causing warm water to be brought to a higher altitude, where warm air is released and extinguished in the mountains. As well as the ocean currents, there is also the latitude which helps in making the weather suitable for hikers.This temperature helps to make your experience more satisfying and desirable.

Though the climate in the Appalachian area is good the precipitation is also well. The types of precipitation in that area are relief, frontal & convectional. The precipitation can also irritating at times for the hikers because their feet will sink into the mud from the precipitation.The elevation also effects the precipitation. The higher the hikers succeeds to go up a mountain, the drier the air becomes. The region is also situated near to the Atlantic ocean, which is another cause for the precipitation.

Nova Scotia's weather:

  • Spring from 1 °C  to 17 °C
  • Summer from 14 °C  to 28 °C
  • Autumn about 5 °C  to 20 °C
  • Winter about −9 °C  to 0 °C


Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters experienced at the Appalachian mountains:

  • Forest fires:Forest fires can cause a large destruction because of its surroundings being trees, it risks many lives.
  • Hurricanes: When the waters of the Atlantic ocean get to produce a windstorm because of the waters being warm. With the package of a hurricane comes a storm surge which may cause severe cases of flooding.
  • Flooding: an excessive amount of precipitation or fast melting of snow can cause a flood. Hurricanes and brutal storms may also lead to a flood.


    The Appalachian mountains were formed by plate tectonics, glaciation and erosion. Convergent boundaries composed these mountains by colliding into one another creating the mountains we see today. Alpine glaciers sculpted the region making it mountainous.These Appalachian mountains were assembled and were once at the base for an alpine glacier. The mountains don't have much of height because corrosion has ruined the sharp peaks. The aspects of the plate tectonics, glaciation and erosions have made us these well made mountains.

Soil & Vegitation

     Because of the considerable supply of precipitation feeding, the area's vegetation and soil is bounteous and sound. The Appalachian soil is draining because of the abundant precipitation. Although draining reasons supplements to be washed into the bedrock of the dirt, because of the abundant vegetation, the measure of precipitation got is consumed by both the plants and the dirt. This implies that the vegetation and the dirt are in equality with one another the vegetation needs water, and the dirt does not completely lose supplements. A slight effect incorporates, that the dirt impacts of hiking soil structure and arrangement, including erosion, compaction, and water run-off.

Typically hiking trails are for the most part planned and built including vegetation evacuation and soil unearthing. However in the Appalachians, this is ceased from, leaving the area with abundant and enthusiastic vegetation and soil. Regardless of the arrangement on the Appalachians, there is rich soil and vegetation, which does not intrude the hikers.


     The sort of rock that is composed in the Appalachians, is the sedimentary rock.
The sedimentary rocks also make a good hold for the hikers.The measure of precipitation, and the rise of the mountains, the stones dissolve and fall downhill, making fruitless regions. This impacts nature as vegetation is lost, also hikers will lose their base to hike on.

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