Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located in the state of New Mexico, in the United States. It contains a show cave, the main feature. The cavern is a limestone type, which was created by a reaction involving rainwater and hydrogen sulphide-rich brine (salt concentrated water). This created a corrosive sulphuric acid which carved the main chambers into what they are today.
Australia has many wonders up its sleeve. If you will just take the time to discover what these are, you will realise that you will not run out of things to do in this country. And, one of the most loved places you should experience is the Grampians National Park.
I visited a place in Waco Texas where I reside. Waco is situated between Dallas and Austin. It was a park called Indian Spring Park. This park is on the west side of the Brazos River. People
Pikes Peak is a beautiful, rocky mountain with a fantastic view. The day my family and I were going to go up Pikes Peak the day was gorgeous. Heading up the mountain is so relaxing, having conversations with my family while looking out the tinted window. Looking out my window I could see columns and rows of the most perfect looking pine trees rising up the peak. During the climb it was so admirable and calm as I was thinking in my head, what a perfect day. The view was fantastic as I got to see the world breathing in all of the fresh air. Pikes Peak has three lakes which are very inviting with its clear blue water glistening from the sun. The lookout on the very tip of Pikes Peak was very foggy and chilly. The view was pretty cool since I’ve
Acadia is one of the most popular national parks in the country ( Interesting ). Acadia National Park is located in Maine and is an island type because its location is on Mount Desert Island ( United ). Acadia is most popular for its landscape. The rocky shores, roaring surf, tree-topped peaks and secluded coves are a few of the elements that make Acadia so appealing. Acadia has many activities to do while you are there. There aren’t just activities for the spring, summer, and fall but for the wintertime too! It is filled with outdoorsy fun and has an amazing one-of-a-kind view. The summer months are usually the busiest especially July and August because of the nice weather and all of the warm weather activities are open ( United ). Acadia
Keowee-Toxaway State Park is located just outside of the town of Pickens, SC. Nestled into what is locally referred to as the Cherokee Foothills, Keowee-Toxaway State Park is situated on lands that were once inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. The Cherokee heritage is honored by an interpretive center and a short trail through the woods. Both the center and the trail provide a lot of information on the Cherokee history and way of life. The campground at Keowee-Toxaway State Park is one of nicest that you will find anywhere. Tent camping is offered on a small forested hill that provides a nice view of the forests and other natural beauty of the area. The sloping terrain of the hillside where the tent loop of campground is located has been leveled
The Point Arena mountain beaver (Aplodontia rufa nigra) is a federally listed endangered subspecies that is restricted to the small area of Point Arena, in coastal Mendocino County, California (Zielinski, et al., 2013). (See Figure 1). The Point Arena mountain beaver is a dark brown, medium-sized burrowing rodent with small ears and eyes, and long whiskers and claws (National Park Service (NPS), n.d.). The subspecies is semi-fossorial, spending most of its five to six year lifespan in underground burrows (United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), 2011). The burrows are typically found on moist and steep north-facing slopes or in well-drained gullies; each burrow contains separate chambers for food storage, nesting, and excrement (NPS,
The painting by Albert Bierstadt “Rocky Mountain, Lander’s Peak” is truly magnificent. Its high horizon line portrays a wide, vast piece of land containing a Native American village besides a lake, sitting below the mountains in the background. The atmospheric perspective is present here with the mountains being painted lighter, and not as detailed, than the rest of the painting. There is a pretty prominent presence of a one point perspective, with the vanishing point being the light, oasis-looking, waterfall in the distance. The colors vibrancy are dependent on the clouds in the sky, being it is clearly not a bright and sunny day, giving a more realistic feel to the whole composition. The focus point, the waterfall, is painted with bright
Mesa Verde National Park on the Colorado Plateau contains many geological aspects of interest, including its sedimentary rock layers, its canyons, its alcoves utilized by ancient people and how these alcoves were formed. Mesa Verde National Park is located in the southwest corner of Colorado, close to the Four Corners area, on top of a high mesa overlooking the Mancos River (Harris et al. 2004). The park, covering 81 square miles, consists of several main sedimentary formations that are characteristic to the park (Encyclopedia Britannica 2015). Canyons are carved into the sedimentary rock, with the cave dwellings found high on their steep walls. These dwellings are an especially unique aspect to the Mesa Verde National Park, and are built out of large alcoves. The alcoves were produced by weathering and erosion of the sedimentary rock type. To better understand how these alcoves formed, we must understand the geology of Mesa Verde National Park and how it has developed over history.
Today I was given a set of poems to read and choose one to analyze. I decided I would use Big Rock Candy Mountain as my poem of choice. I recognize this poem as a song written by Harry McClintock in 1928. The song is one of the few that can still make sense in today’s culture and society and in my opinion is the mark of a truly great writer.
Mesa Verde National Park, located in Montezuma County, Colorado, was established in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. This United States landmark was designated for the preservation of several Puebloan archeological sites and the vast geologic history exhibited within the 52,485 acres of land occupied by Mesa Verde. The Ancestral Puebloans, or Mesa Verdeans, associated with the archeological sites of Mesa Verde National Park, lived in the Mesa Verde region from the mid-sixth century to the end of the thirteenth century.
The Capital Reef National Park is located in south/central Utah, and is part of the great Colorado Plateau. An area of 378 square miles, the Capital Reef National Park is just one of many national parks located near the four corners (Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico). Like it was mentioned in the prompt, most of the rock formation in the Capital Reef is very similar to that of the other national parks, however, there is one geologic feature in particular that attributes to its uniqueness.
Joshua Tree National Park proves the desert stereotype of being empty and lifeless entirely wrong. It is the complete opposite, as a matter of fact, it provides various species of animals, unique rock formations, plenty of hiking trails, the beautiful Joshua Tree itself, etc. It also provides solitude, silence, and captivating skies. This distinct desert land located in Southern California with an area of 1,234 mi², was officially named a national monument by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936 and became a national park on October 31, 1994. The park received its name due to the fact that it is surrounded by these spiky trees, which received their name when a group of Mormon settlers saw the tree’s leaves stretching outward guiding
The area of Zion National Park is two hundred and twenty-nine square miles located in the Southwestern United States near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature is Zion Canyon which is fifteen miles long and up to eight hundred meters deep, cutting through the Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3,666 feet at Coal Pits Wash and the highest elevation is 8,726 feet at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Mojave Desert, and Great Basin regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. The four life zones that can be found in Zion National Park are desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. There are two
I am going to Arches National Park for my summer vacation. I know that the location of Arches National Park is located in Grand County, Utah. President Herbert Hoover officially in April 12, 1929. Arches got its name by containing over 2,000 arches. This national park has over a 10,000 years of history. I heard that a lot of people go to this national park for the wonderful trails that they can hike on, see all of the beautiful views, and spent some time with their friends and families.