Archive for the ‘North America’

  • Arches National Park

    Posted in North America | March 26, 2010
    Arches National Park is a red rock wonder that contains some of the most magnificent and splendid landscapes on the planet. The park is home to the largest concentration of sandstone arches. The park has nearly 2000 arches spread over 76,518 acres. Besides the arches, there are plenty of other geological formations. Some of them include sandstone fins, huge balanced rocks, towering pinnacles, and spires.  They obscure visitors to the background as they explore the park and its hiking trails. The rich history of geology has been unearthed due to geologic faulting. The ways to explore the park are as varied as the type of formations. Travelers need to devote a couple of hours to get a good introduction within the park. Those wishing to explore  [...]
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Posted in North America | March 25, 2010
    The Cherokee used word “Shaconage” to describe the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which means “Blue, like smoke. In the entire Eastern United States, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the largest protected land. The conserve has diverse variety of animals as well as plants species. Not only tourists or traveler are attracted to this park but also scientists from all over the world come here to discover new species of flora and fauna in these ancient mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range that rises by the side of the border of the southeastern United States, Tennessee-North Carolina. The mountains are substitute range of the Appalachian Mountains, which form part of the Province of Blue Ridge Physiographic.  [...]
  • Bryce Canyon National Park – Mesmerizing Landscape

    Posted in North America | March 25, 2010
    Bryce Canyon, the name itself is very confusing like the word Canyon, as Bryce is not carved by river, but the freeze-thaw cycles. Until now this huge carved stones are neither flattering nor adequate. For now, even you would agree with the people who say ‘Bryce is a Bryce’. But read further to known what is Bryce Canyon? In the southwestern Utah, is situated a small national park known as Bryce Canyon National Park. This park was created in 1928 by the Mormon Pioneer Ebenezer Bryce. The geology of the Bryce is very unique where you will find sequence of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters stones in the southern Utah, which starts from the Paunsaugunt Plateau’s eastern border. The colorful limestone rocks have been shaped by the very forceful  [...]
  • Where is Yellowstone national park located?

    Posted in North America | March 24, 2010
    Yellowstone National Park is full of several interesting and unusual geological characteristics that cannot be found everywhere in the world. This gigantic caldera or volcanic crater is the remainder of a massive volcano that erupted many millennia ago. As the area rests on the active volcano, it has many fascinating geothermal phenomena. As this place is not known to many tourists and always. Where is Yellowstone national park located? Beside the borders of Idaho and Montana to the northwestern side of Wyoming is situated Yellowstone National Park. The location of the park is not completely in the middle of nowhere, but one could get confused. From the northeast of Idaho Falls Idaho, the park is 100 miles away; from north of Jackson Wyoming  [...]
  • See Grizzly Bears in the Banff National Park

    Posted in North America | March 24, 2010
    In 1885, the Banff National Park was created in the Rocky Mountains. It is one of the oldest national parks of Canada. It is situated in the province of Alberta to the 110 -180 kilometers to the west of Calgary. The Banff National Park land measure 6,641 square kilometers, which comprises of alpine landscape, several ice fields and glaciers, thick coniferous forest and mountainous terrain. The Ice field Parkway stretches from Lake Louise across to the north of Jasper National Park. The Banff National Park is bounded by other national parks like Yoho National Park and Provincial forests are west to it, whereas to the south is Kootenay National Park and to the southeast is the Kananaskis Country. In the Bow River valley, there is a town named  [...]
  • Mt Rainier National Park

    Posted in North America | March 23, 2010
    Mt Rainier National Park ranks fifth national park of United States. It was created on 2nd March 1899 and measures 368 square miles including Mountains of Rainier. It is situated in Washington State to the northeast Lewis County and southeast of Pierce County. Mt Rainier National Park has outstanding attractions for mountain climbing picturesque drives, and hiking. A good number of roads are accessible from end of May to beginning of October, along with it; it has eye-catching views as well as a variety of hiking tracks and many more sites. Though several visitors plan their visit to the park for a day, mull over a thorough journeying of on one or two areas of the park. The most recommended areas are Paradise, sunrise and Carbon River. Paradise: It  [...]
  • Redwood National Park: Land of Tallest trees

    Posted in North America | March 16, 2010
    In early morning, as the fog caresses the tress, as you stand in the misty shadows of vast redwood forests, sustaining, flourishing in lush and humid climate along the Pacific coast. Gazing, glaring and having a glimpse of past at Earth’s Tallest living things. The trees took the blunt and axe from loggers, and were badly threatened by logging. Once covering over two million acres of land from final ice age, tress after trees were fallen with a windswept force. Redwood National Park near the northern limit of redwood’s slender range of the coat, preserving the remnants of a forest. Massive redwood trees, can live for some 2000 years, grows to the heights up to 367 feet, and the base of trunk can be as wide as 22 feet. With a joint venture  [...]
  • Yellowstone National Park: Fabulous nature’s gift

    Posted in North America | March 15, 2010
    America’s first National Park- Yellowstone National Park, fabulous nature’s gift, Wyoming’s flagship attractions, and a natural cornucopia. In brimming sun, with perfect blue sky and mountains sticking and rising high up as background Yellowstone National Park is amazing destination for exploring the plethora of nature, wildlife, geology and loads of adventure and thrill seeking adventures. Well growth is the factor, and Mother Nature is taking good care out here, with growing mammals, shaggy grizzlies, giant moose, wolverine packed wolves, and superfluity of ecosystems with motley concentrations of immense wildlife. Home of world’s half of the geysers, abundance of alpine lakes, riveting rivers and mesmeric waterfalls. As you explore  [...]
  • Haleakala National Park

    Posted in North America | March 14, 2010
    Haleakala national park stretches across east Maui. The park is home Haleakala Crater, which is an active volcano that not does erupt presently. It is also the highest peak in Maui. The magnificent slopes of Haleakala rise more than 10,000 feet above sea level. They can be seen from any point in the island. The word Haleakala means ‘house of the sun’ in Hawaiian. According to legend, the demigod Maui lassoed the sun from the summit to slowdown the journey of the sun across the skies. Haleakala National Park comprises an unbelievable range of natural environments. Reaching the peaks of Haleakala Crater is a popular tourist activity. You also get the opportunity to walk above the clouds. Hiking across the diverse landscapes, deserts, and  [...]
  • Biscayne National Park

    Posted in North America | March 12, 2010
    Most travelers when they hear of a national park in South Florida think of the Everglades. However, within a few miles there is another national park: Biscayne National Park. This park is located along the southeast coast of Florida, just south of Miami. The park is spread over 181,500 acres. The park comprises a section of the mainland and large portions of Biscayne Bay. The barrier islands off the coast, too, are part of the national park. Biscayne National Park is famous for the blue waters of the bay. The coral reefs and marine life are highlights of the park. There are plenty of sea birds and subtropical vegetation. Trails are present on the islands and the mainland. The park is just 30 miles away from downtown Miami. It comprises the  [...]