What's in a Name?

Krumholtz is a general term for sub-arctic and sub-alpine treeline landscapes. Continual exposure to fierce, freezing winds causes vegetation to become stunted and deformed. Under these conditions, trees can only survive where they are sheltered by rock formations or snow cover. Generally called the“Krumholtz Area”, it is an area known to locals as a corridor of the Continental Divide atop Buffalo Pass.