Others trekked north over windswept mountains through wolf and boar-filled forests to find the fertile straths that grace these lands.
From its commanding heights, warning of approaching danger could be passed quickly, by signal fires, from broch to broch throughout the length of the strath.
The strath is a vast, enduring monument to man's endeavour.
The size and rates of erosional downcutting of individual straths differ from one structural unit to another irrespective of climatic or lithologic controls, implying neotectonic influences (Starkel, 1994; Schumm, 1986; Blum and Tornqvist, 2000; Brocard and van der Beek, 2006).
Holocene terraces are typified by straths in axial parts of neotectonic elevations only, and their rates of dissection have been highest in the Beskid Sadecki Mts.
Zuchiewicz (1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1995), based on climato- and allostratigraphic subdivisions of Quaternary fluvial series in the Outer Carpathians, attempted to calculate the rates of erosional dissection of strath terraces in successive Pleistocene stages and to analyse different types of deformation of individual straths, distinguishing four "neotectonic phases": at the beginning of the Pleistocene, in the Early Pleistocene, at the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary (Interglacial II, Cromerian Complex), and in the Holsteinian ("Nowy Sacz Phase" of greatest intensity and extent).
In the southern Podhale region, minor disturbances in long terrace profiles are noticeable between Rzepisko and Oprzedkow Wierch, featuring dome-like warping of Elsterian straths and faulting of both Elsterian and Saalian sediments close to Ubocz Jurgowska and Rzepisko.
The mixed nature of the UN forces was apparent when the Straths were called upon to support the Phillipine Battalion (whose members included a future national president, "Eddie" Ramos).
The Straths worked very well with the Canadian Infantry battalions; with effective fire support from the tanks always forthcoming.
Although the very nature of the war spotlighted the foot-soldier, the Straths had their share of the action.