Archive for March, 2010

  • Dry Tortugas National Park

    Posted in North America | March 12, 2010
    One of the most unique parks in the national park system is Dry Tortugas. It is small and remote and one of the least visited. Dry Tortugas National Park is wonderful. It comprises seven tiny islands, coral reefs, and undersea attractions. There are also plenty of nesting areas for birds. The park is spread over 64,657 acres of land. The brick behemoth, known as Ft. Jefferson, is the most popular attraction of the park. The fort was built to protect the southern coastline of the United States. There were many flaws in its foundation. Improvements in the field of weapon technology have rendered many aspects obsolete. Despite this, the fort failed to live up to expectations. Ponce de Leon was the first European to set foot on the islands in 1513.  [...]
  • Grand Canyon National Park: Rocky Kingdom on earth

    Posted in North America | March 12, 2010
    On earth, if there is grandeur of rock and stones, plethora of natural beauty and majesty of flora and fauna the name which is epitome of these excellence is none other then rocky splendor ‘Grand Canyon National Park’.  Proclaiming it as ‘Rocky kingdom on earth’, a 277 river miles long, some one mile deep and average of ten miles wide, Grand Canyon acclaimed as one of the wonders of natural world. As the name Grand Canyon National Park, its truly stand by it, with such grand and great chasm carved, with awe inspiring view. Carvings that have taken millennia, on the rocks of Colorado Plateau, a gift that surpass and outdo what all we experience. It’s absolutely beautiful and such a mammoth, which makes us bow our head in front of it,  [...]
  • Death Valley National Park

    Posted in North America | March 12, 2010
    Death Valley National Park is located east of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the arid Great Basin of the USA. The park also extends into southern Inyo County and northern San Bernardino County in eastern California and southwestern Nye County and southern Esmeralda County in Nevada. The national park is spread over an area of 13,630 square kilometres and includes Saline Valley, a part of Panamint Valley, almost the entire Death Valley and Eureka Valley. It was declared a national monument in 1993 and redesignated as a national park in 1994. Pahrump in Nevada is the nearest city to Death Valley National Park. The park is a renowned tourist attraction despite the fact that it is one of the most inhospitable regions in the world.  Its geological  [...]