A good view of this long wall of a mountain across this valley. It is called "Allegheny Front" as it is well over 160 kilometers long. At this point here it is at its highest, about 3100' or 1000m tall from the valley floor. On top of the mountain there is a flat plateau about four miles across with an ecology that is more typical of the far north in Canada averaging about 200" or six meters of snow a year. The mountain range is called a 'significant weather modifier' since it does effect the weather for the region. On the east side, average annual precipitation is as low as 26" a year, while on the other side it is up to 63" of average melted precipitation a year.