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  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    Posted in North America | March 30, 2010
    Guadalupe Mountains line the Texas-New Mexico border. The peaks rise to heights of more than 8000 feet. This is in stark contrast to the surrounding desert land. The mountains have two national parks within their range: Guadalupe and Carlsbad Caverns. Guadalupe has rocky peaks and scenic valleys all around. Varied wildlife resides here. Carlsbad Caverns is one of the oldest cave systems present in the world. Its fame has spread every nook and corner of the planet. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a full-day drive from the major attractions of the South West. The journey is worth the effort as the park has many underground chambers, which are 250 feet deep. These chambers have awesome formations of many colors and shapes. Long roads are a common  [...]
  • California National Parks

    Posted in North America | March 29, 2010
    There are seven California National Parks. Golden Gate National Park Golden Gate National Park is one of the seven California National Parks. The park has chronicled 200 years of history. The park is reminiscent of Native American culture, Spanish Empire Frontier, and the Mexican republic. It has also seen the maritime history, California Gold Rush, evolution of coastal fortifications, and the development of San Francisco. Joshua Tree National Park This park offers spectacular views. On close examination, the park reveals a splendid variety of flora and fauna. The land has been shaped by strong winds, torrential rain, and extreme weather. Starry nights and unbelievable geological features make the park more enticing. Wildflower season commences  [...]
  • Rocky Mountain National Park: Unending galore of vistas

    Posted in North America | March 29, 2010
    Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. - John Muir Rocky Mountain National Park, is the galore of panoramic views and unending galore of vistas. In the hues of cerulean blue permanently attached are the craggy peaks which are extending serrated, protrusions from the down the earth. Down below, beautiful meadows with swaying wild flowers, dotted and spread throughout like pattern of intricate quill. Deep canyons are plunging through lush, foliage and verdant green forests. As rivers stream down and gushes through mountainside and take breathe  [...]
  • National Park Service: Savior of National Parks

    Posted in North America | March 26, 2010
    The National Park Service, or NPS, is a United States of America’s federal agency. National Park Service manages all national parks and many of the national monuments along with areas that have title designations for historical or conservation properties. National Park Service was created on 25th August in the year 1916, when the Senate and Congress gave an approval through the National Park Service Organic Act. National Park Service is under the jurisdiction of Federal Government of the United States, also an agency of United States Department of the Interior. And National Park Service headquarter is in Washington DC. It is a federal executive department, who is headed by Secretary of the Interior. Secretary of the Interior is a Cabinet  [...]
  • 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  [...]