Living near the Continental Divide, it's less of a pilgrimage and more of a common occurrence to drive over it. We readily take in the view, but don't typically think about this mountain ridge as a defining boundary. This divide had significance for indigenous populations and pioneers, for animals, weather patterns, and the subsequent precipitation that falls, either being directed towards the Pacific Ocean or the Atlantic. At the top of the Continental Divide, mere inches make a difference as to where that raindrop will travel.
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