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 Linville Gorge, which is also known as “The Grand Canyon of North Carolina”, is astonishingly beautiful. Across the Linville Mountain, there are steep enclosed gorges, breathtaking waterfalls, and large hardwood and pine trees. Because of its largeness and beauty, the Linville Gorge is one of only three officially named wilderness areas in North Carolina. Surprisingly, it’s one out of the only two wilderness gorges in the southern United States. Linville Gorge is located in Burke County, which is near Grandfather Mountain. “The Grand Canyon of North Carolina” is unique, astonishing, and beautiful.
This past weekend I was able to visit a beautiful treasure hidden in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Lapham Peak. Lapham peak is conveniently only about twenty minutes from our school and packed full of educational benefits. Between the topography, wildlife diversity, history, and culture preserved at Lapham Peak, many cross curricular standards could be addressed in a short visit to Lapham Peak.
The scenes journey along the Appalachian Trail captures the true magnificence and greatness of the eastern U.S. of wilderness. Starting in the Deep South at the foothills of the smoky mountains, this journey overwhelms one with southern beauty while also making one experience the South’s legendary simplicity and retreat from the urban gridlock of modern society. The Appalachian Trail’s scenery attracts many people from all over the world to witness it for them. Causing many people to come with their families and possibly volunteer.
Rock Canyon is an excellent site for geologic research and has been investigated by geologists from around Utah and neighboring states. With outstanding extrusions of quartzite, tillite and limestone, it’s a favored destination for hikers, rock climbers and scientists. The quartzite is considered the most unique feature of Rock Canyon as it’s one of the few clear and distinct examples of the sedimentary processes involved with a shallow marine setting. The tillite beneath the quartzite draws attention to the ancient glaciers to the past. In conjunction with the active Wasatch Fault found at its doorstep, Rock Canyon is an important place in Utah for geologists.
After a long mountainous drive, I arrived at my destination to embrace one of nature’s wonders in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Abram Falls Trail. Upon departing the car, a cool crisp breeze brushed my face and the aroma of bacon lingered in the early morning air from the neighboring campground. The narrow rocky footpath looked like a tedious adventure, however a gorgeous, vibrant array of red, purple, orange, and yellow wildflowers blossoming at the entrance made the trail alluring. Navigating the rocky, uneven terrain required sturdy footing, but the quiet stillness created a peaceful relaxing atmosphere. The lush pine-oak forest formed a green canopy of shelter above the trail, offering welcome cool shade, as vivid sunlight filtered through the foliage. A sweet honey fragrance permeated the air, as a stunning scene displayed a cluster of purple and pure white
Do you like to hike or see many cool animals? If so this is the place for you. There is a ton of animals there such as, elk, owls, and black bears. There is a lot of history to.
Here you'll find world class hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing plus many other activities, attractions and adventures for all ages and all interests including horseback riding, golf, boating, museums and more. Sightseeing is unsurpassed as you venture up RMNP's Trail Ridge Road -- the highest, continuous paved highway in the United States -- into an alpine environment. Explore the high country and vast tundra, strewn with tiny wildflowers, then cross the Continental Divide. Enjoy nature at its finest with a tranquil stroll around Bear Lake, or drive the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway. Renowned for its elk, deer and many other species of animals Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park area offer incredible
The moment we decide the trip to the Great Smokey Mountain for Memorial Day long weekend I had started searching where we can go and what to explore. When I saw pictures for the view from Charlie's Bunion point I have decided to do hiking for Charlie's Bunion. Before plan your hiking trip get all your gears for hiking. You can check my post on hiking essential
An adventurous vacation that turned into the most fearful and freighting experience in my life and everyone involved. The Great Smoky Mountains, a national park to the North of Carolina often called one of the most beautiful and extraordinary nature parks in the United States. Most tourists who visit this national park are looking for Great adventures and to find themselves interacting with mother Earth.
Kentucky was caught in the middle of the epic battle that preserved the nation, and touring these and other sites will reveal the important role that state played in this historic conflict. Other facets of American history come alive when you visit historic sites in Kentucky like Cumberland Gap, where Daniel Boone and others blazed trails that allowed expansion of a young nation; Shaker Village, Kentucky in Pleasant Hill, where a utopian community formed in the mid-19th century; and Stearns Mining and Lumber Co. in the Daniel Boone National Forest, which portrays life in the many towns that sprang up in Kentucky coal country to supply the fuel that powered the nation’s emergence as an industrial power (Kentucky Department of Travel).
My first impression of exploring the Timpanogos Cave National Monument was that it could possibly be a very strenuous journey. The reason I believe this is because at the very first stop there were warnings about bringing water and also warnings that one must stay on the trail at all times. Also I learned that it is prohibited to being any animals, one cannot run on the trail, you can’t throw rocks, and there are no strollers, wheelchairs, or wheeled vehicles allowed on the trail. Although these rules may seem a little bit harsh I am sure that they are only in place for the safety of the guests visiting.
Kentuck Knob is located on Chestnut Ridge which is similarly situated in the winding roads of the Allegheny Mountains. Kentuck Knob overlooks the fantastic view of the Youghiogheny River gorge as well as surrounding hills and farmland.
As we continued along the East Canyon route, we were able to catch glimpses of the Golden Ears looking stunning with a dusting of new snow. Wanting more of a challenge, we decided to follow the connector trail down to the Lower Falls route. The connector route is quite steep, and as you descend to the falls, you quickly become mesmerised by the forest. The trees tower above, and you quickly find yourself surrounded by ferns, mosses and lichens. We did not encounter a single soul on the trail and enjoyed the stillness and calm as we listened to the falls roaring below.There is evidence of past logging along the route, and as
Community Trust Bank Bell Co Market President, Tim Helton presents a $5000 check to David Ledford, President/CEO of the Appalachian Wildlife Foundation. The Foundation recently purchased the industrial park site located off Hwy 119. Once the center is open to the public it is expected to draw 638,000 visitors annually generating over $124,000,000 in economic activity by it’s fifth year of operation, hoping to change the local economy from being based on coal mining to being based in tourism. The Wildlife Refuge, Tourist attraction and Education Center is scheduled to open to the public in 2019.