On January 25th, 2009 XXXII, the Molossian Geographical Society launched its second recent expedition in many years, to explore Heliotrope Falls. This expedition was the first to Heliotrope Falls in many years, and the first ever in the dead of winter.

The expedition set out on a cold Sunday afternoon, with a light snow falling. In due course, the party arrived at its first destination, nearby Little Round Top. This small hill is but a short hike from the Molossian Home Territories but had yet to be ascended until this day. The hill shows evidence of ancient volcanism, probably from many millennia ago. After descending from Little Round Top, the expedition traveled over land toward Heliotrope Falls, crossing two deep washes (shallow valleys to non-desert folk). At length the party arrived at the falls. Molossia and the surrounding area had recently received several days of rain, so it was hoped that the Falls, and Sutro Creek, would have water in them. The explorers were not disappointed; a good deal of water was found at the Falls. Heliotrope Falls is Molossia's first National Park, founded in 2000 XXIII. It is not far from the two battlefields of the War with Mustachistan, Black Lizard Canyon and Rattlesnake Rift.

After exploring Heliotrope Falls, the expedition wrapped up its survey and returned to Molossia, mission accomplished.

Dayton Valley,
Snow on the Pinenut Mountains Beyond Dayton Valley

Snowy Molossian Alps

Little Round Top

Snowy Molossian Alps

The Canyon of Heliotrope Falls

At the Bottom of Heliotrope Falls

Looking Down Sutro Canyon

Looking Up Heliotrope Falls

Looking Down Heliotrope Falls

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