Bald Mountains

Bald Mountains

 

the name used in Siberia for mountain peaks that rise above the timber line; they are largely devoid of vegetation and usually have a flattened mesa-like shape.

References in classic literature ?
I have seen the head of an old sachem of the forest which at once reminded the eye of a bald mountain summit, and the furrows of the brow suggested the strata of the rock.
It should be noted that on the territory of the Kola Peninsula, all natural elevations have round or flat summits, which is characteristic of a bald mountain. On the entire Kola Peninsula, only the Russian name [phrase omitted] 'Mica Bald Mountains' (located to the West of the Semiostrovsk country churchyard) can be found, while all other mountainous features are called mountains or fljelds.
The concept of HILL is represented in Kildin Saami by the following denominations: [phrase omitted] ([phrase omitted] 124); [phrase omitted] 'large hump, earth mound' (IT 258); [phrase omitted] 'hill (on a road)' (IT 590); vindar 'hill, hump, hillock, hummock' (IT 754); [phrase omitted] 'mountainous hill (bald hill), mountain top (bald mountains)' (IT 754); [phrase omitted] 'small mountain, hill' (COC 28); [phrase omitted] 'hill with high sedge grass' (IT 347); [phrase omitted] 'stone heap, stone hill, cracked mountain or bare hard-rock formations' (IT 455); [phrase omitted] 'hill, top, mainly rocky or pebbly' (IT 398).
Compare this, for example, with how lichen fields are classified as growth places for basic reindeer feed: pine forest lichen fields (mountainous or forest-covered) in dry areas; mossy lichen fields (low-land-type, in areas without forest); and lichen fields on bald mountains (on the high treeless plateaus of Eastern Lapland) ([phrase omitted] 1929b).
There are relatively few names of positive landforms in Kildin Saami compared to negative ones: [phrase omitted] 'valley' (AH 47; [phrase omitted] 57); [phrase omitted] 'flat (gradually sloping down) grassy mountain valley; upper limit of forest growth in mountains (bald mountains)' (IT 787-788); [phrase omitted] 'valley, lowland, depression' (IT 284); [phrase omitted] 'flatland' (AH 184).
In the specialised literature, the Russian orographic term [??]opa 'mountain' is a hypernym (generic name), while Russian conka 'bald mountain, hill, cliff, sopka' are hyponyms (specific names).
Thus, according to the data of the lexicographical and ethnographical sources, the orographic lexicon of the Kildin Saami language makes no distinction between the scientific concepts of mountain, bald mountain, hill, and tundra.
Meanwhile, Ogatis said that the DA and the DENR are collaborating for the agroforestry reforestation projects wherein bald mountains will be planted with coffee and cacao.
He is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Resin Systems Inc., as well as Managing Director of the General Partner of the Beckwith Farm Limited Partnership and the Bald Mountains Limited Partnership land development organizations.
I always think of the country in vivid, small pictures picked up from five or six visits there; not photographs as such but flickering mindscapes of cracked deserts and bald mountains, glimmering lakes and crowded bazaars.
Larval Desmognathus quadramaculatus were collected from Shelton Laurel Creek in the Bald Mountains, North Carolina in October 1998 and transported to Minor, North Dakota.
Rainwater nowadays falls on nearly bald mountains, a condition promoted by illegal loggers who are all known to our national/local officials.