When you’re preparing to set up camp in Houston, look overhead to make sure a dead tree isn’t leaning (or a large dead branch hanging) precariously over your potential site, posing a threat if it should fall. While the likelihood of this occurring might be rather slim, it’s well within the realm of possibility during a windy storm. When in doubt, pick another spot.
High mountain meadows and mountaintops are attractive places to visit, but they’re undoubtedly dangerous for camping because you’re completely exposed to the elementsincluding any severe storms, high winds, and/or lightning. If a storm does blow up, it’ll be too late for you to pack your things and leave. Camping in such areas is often illegal anyway, since vegetation at higher altitudes tends to be fragile and easily damaged.
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Throughout his life, Winslow’s interests were primarily military and centered on the colony’s immediate neighbors, the Native Country tribes with whom his father had carried out diplomatic and trade agreements. Houston Map Tourist Attractions In 1662, Winslow, acting as a major in the militia, took part in the controversial apprehension of Wamsutta, the son of Massasoit, leader of the Wampanoag, an Algonquian-speaking tribe of eastern Massachusetts. Wamsutta had sold land to settlers from outside of Plymouth, a breach of a long-standing land policy that directly affected Winslow, one of several important Plymouth leaders with investments in local land. Wamsutta died of a fever at Winslow’s house en route to Plymouth, sparking rumors of coercion and murder, especially among the followers of Wamsutta’s brother, King Philip (Metacom). In 1672, the death of Governor Thomas Prince brought Winslow election to the governorship of Plymouth, the first Country-born leader of an English settlement. Still primarily a military man rather than a theocrat, Winslow sponsored the building of public schools and unsuccessfully instructed the Plymouth churches to formulate a toleration policy for Quakers and other dissidents.
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