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Boulder Ridge

Boulder Ridge is a 6,852-foot elevation mountain ridge located in the eastern Olympic Mountains in Jefferson County of Washington state. It is set within Buckhorn Wilderness on land managed by the Olympic National Forest, its nearest higher peak is Alphabet Ridge, 0.94 mi to the south, Buckhorn Mountain rises 1.3 mi to the north. Precipitation runoff from Boulder Ridge drains east into headwaters of the Big Quilcene River, west into tributaries of Dungeness River, south into Charlia Lakes, thence Tunnel Creek. Boulder Ridge is located in the marine west coast climate zone of western North America. Most weather fronts originate in the Pacific Ocean, travel northeast toward the Olympic Mountains; as fronts approach, they are forced upward by the peaks of the Olympic Range, causing them to drop their moisture in the form of rain or snowfall. As a result, the Olympics experience high precipitation during the winter months in the form of snowfall. During winter months, weather is cloudy, due to high pressure systems over the Pacific Ocean that intensify during summer months, there is little or no cloud cover during the summer.

Because of maritime influence, snow tends resulting in avalanche danger. The Olympic Mountains are composed of obducted clastic wedge material and oceanic crust Eocene sandstone and basaltic oceanic crust; the mountains were sculpted during the Pleistocene era by erosion and glaciers advancing and retreating multiple times. Geology of the Pacific Northwest Geography of Washington Boulder Ridge at Summitpost.org Boulder Ridge: Mountaineers.org Weather

Trishula

Trishula is a trident used as the principal symbols in Hinduism. Known as'Tryzub' in Ukraine and was the symbol of Volodymyr the Great, Grand Prince of Kyiv and Ruler of Kyivan Rus, an ardent follower of ancient Slavic paganism which bears striking resemblances to Hinduism. In India and Thailand, the term often refers to a short-handled weapon which may be mounted on a danda or staff, but unlike the Okinawan sai, the trishula is bladed. In Malay and Indonesian, trisula refers to a long-handled trident while the diminutive version is more known as a chabang or tekpi. Trishul is translated as: Bengali: ত্রিশূল Hindi: त्रिशूल Kannada: ತ್ರಿಶೂಲ Khmer: ត្រីសូល៍ Malay: trisula Malayalam: തൃശൂലം Marathi: त्रिशूळ Sinhala: ත්‍රිශූලය Tamil: சூலாயுதம் Telugu: త్రిశూలం Thai: ตรีศูล The trishula symbolism is polyvalent and rich, it is said to have been used to sever the original head of Ganesha. Durga holds a trishula, as one of her many weapons; the three points have various meanings and significance, common to the Hindu religion, have many stories behind them.

They are said to represent various trinities—creation and destruction. When looked upon as a weapon of Shiva, the trishula is said to destroy the three worlds: the physical world, the world of the forefathers and the world of the mind; the three worlds are supposed to be destroyed by Shiva into a single non-dual plane of existence, bliss alone. In the human body, the trishula represents the place where the three main nadi, or energy channels meet at the brow. Shushmana, the central one, continues upward to the 7th chakra, or energy center, while the other two ends at the brow, there the 6th chakra is located; the trishula's central point represents Shushmana, and, why it is longer than the other two, representing Ida and Pingala. According to Shiva Puran, Shiva is swayambhu, self created, he emerges as a direct incarnation of Sadashiv and has trishula from the beginning. According to Vishnu Puran, Vishwakarma created the trishula using the matter from the sun and gave it to Shiva; when Suryadev married Sanjana, the daughter of Vishwakarma, his wife soon became unhappy with married life due to the unbearable heat of her husband Surya.

She complained to Vishwakarma. Her father came to an arrangement; the solar matter fell to the earth, reducing his heat by ​1⁄8. That material was used to make Trishul. Trishula can sometimes designate the Buddhist symbol of the triratna; the goddess Durga holds a trishula among other weapons and attributes in her hands and amongst her accouterment, having received celestial weapons from both Shiva and Vishnu. In Nepal, the trishula is the election symbol of the Communist Party of Nepal. A similar word, Trishel, is the Romani word for'cross'. Kaumodaki Sai Tekpi Thyrsus Trident Tryzub Media related to Trishula at Wikimedia Commons