Pebbles on the Edge

Pebbles on the Edge
Lake McDonald, 2014

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Parallels...or not.

Montana: 147,046 sq. miles
Scotland: 30,414 sq. miles

Highest point in Montana: Granite Peak, 12,799 ft.
Highest point in Scotland: Beinn Nibheis (Ben Nevis), 4409 ft.

Highest pass in Montana: Beartooth Pass, 10,947 ft.
Highest pass in Scotland: Bealach nam Bo (Pass of the Cattle), 2053 ft.

Population of Montana: 902,195
Population of Scotland: 5,062,011

Gaelic speakers in Montana: Probably very few, if any, although there are a lot of MacDonalds
Gaelic speakers in Scotland: 58,652 (1.2%)

Northernmost latitude of Montana: 49th parallel, bordering Canada
Northernmost latitude of Scotland: Dunnet Head, 58/40 (Scottish mainland)

Average winter/summer temperatures in Montana: 28 degrees F/85 degrees F
Average winter/summer temperatures in Scotland: 32 degrees F/64.4 degrees F

Average annual rainfall in Montana: 11.37"
Average annual rainfall in Scotland: 44"

...Just some interesting statistics about where we're going next Wednesday, and where I came from.

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