Dragontooth Overlook (discovering)

Dragontooth Overlook (discovering)

Consisting of four mountainous peaks of varying sizes, Dragontooth Overlook is one of the few places in the northern mountain region that sees the snowmelt, however small—the forested area around it becoming lush with rough vegetation and low-growing greenery. Trees are sparsely placed giving the earth a more plains feeling in the spring and summer with gently sloped hillsides that gradually become more jagged, cold, and laden with gravel and stone the further one walks up towards the toothy peaks.


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Dragontooth Overlook may be one of the few northern mountain areas that sees the snow melt, and with the spring and summer months the area around the base of the four mountains that begin a chain which leads further up north sees more rough vegetation and visitors of prey animals, especially bighorn sheep which are often seen scaling these jagged peaks. Certainly, the overlook doesn't consist of the biggest mountain peaks, rather, it was named for the incongruous way in which the tops of these mountains are shaped, giving them a jagged and tooth-like appearance.

Along with the various hoofed prey to choose from who live among these mountains and sloped foothills, the area is also home to birds of prey such as golden eagles and snowy owls, other birds like the plump ptarmigan, lynx, caribou, and a plethora of small to medium predators as well. Large predators are uncommon to the Overlook but not unheard of.

The way to the top is not an easy one, however, and it's made abundantly clear how dangerous it actually is to scale on of the four peaks of the Dragontooth Overlook—sheep, deer, and other unfortunate animals have plunged to their deaths due to one misplaced foot and it is known that golden eagles often throw their heavier prey from the sides of these mountains, leaving a decent amount of carcasses. These never last long, either being scavenged and eaten from, or frozen beneath the heavy snowfall in the fall and winter months until the cycle begins again.
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