Author Archives: Bradmin

Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest got its name because of the numerous deposits of Petrified wood all over the park. The forest has a wide area of 146 square miles, which consists of semi-dessert steppe and badlands that are colorful and eroded. The half portion of the park is a wilderness, while the other parts are full of different kinds of plants ... Read More »

Olympic National Park

The Olympic National Park is an International Biosphere Reserve that is divided into four regions – the alpine, Pacific coastline, forests and temperate rainforests. The park contains a variety of natural treasures that have contrasting temperatures. There are glacier-capped mountains and rainforest valleys in the Olympic National Reserve. However, the major portions of the park make up the wilderness. There ... Read More »

Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast is a rugged and steep coastline that measures about fifteen miles. The coast is inaccessible to the public because of its rugged cliffs that rise several feet above the Pacific Ocean. Thus, the best way to reach the coast is by boating. Na Pali Coast is an exciting place to go for tourists can enjoy sailing, boating, ... Read More »

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range and in Washington. It is a huge stratovolcano with a summit elevation of 14,411 feet. The mountain is among the 16 Decade Volcanoes, which means that Mt. Rainier exhibits several volcanic hazards. Mt. Rainier has a total of 26 massive glaciers, and a summit that has two volcanic craters. The ... Read More »

Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood is a stratovolcano found in Northern America. The Multnomah Tribe in the region often calls it “Wyeast”. The mountain is the highest peak in Oregon. It also contains about twelve glaciers. Mt. Hood is considered dormant, although it can be potentially active, according to the USGS. Since 1972, the mountain has maintained a definite summit elevation. However, mild ... Read More »

Monarch Reserve

The Monarch Reserve of Michoacan is a World Heritage Site, and the reserve is the wintering ground of Monarch butterflies. These butterflies have migrated from the east portion of the Rockies to the south and central parts of Mexico. The biosphere reserve has a huge area of 56,000 hectares. The main purpose of the reserve is to protect the Monarch ... Read More »

Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave, located in Kentucky, USA is known to be the world’s longest cave system. Its official name is Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System and recognized to be a national park in the year 1941. Its vast area is measured at 21,382 hectares with borders in Barren, and Hart Country in the east, and Green River in the center. The cave’s ... Read More »

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park, known to be the biggest national park is found in Alberta, Canada. Its area measures 4200 square miles and situated specifically west of Edmonton and Banff National Park in the north. The park is composed of waterfalls, hot springs, mountains, ice field and glaciers. Its name was derived after Jasper Hawes who was in charge of the ... Read More »

Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park, located 52 kilometers from Taxco in Mexico is popular for its network of caverns. This is one of the world’s biggest cave systems at 1,500 hectares, and it is where the two subterranean rivers and the Grutas of Carlos Pacheco, which a smaller cave system are found. It also has two underground rivers namely the ... Read More »

Great Sand Dunes National Park

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is situated in the eastern part of Colorado in USA. Its vast area was measured at 85,000 acres and was recognized as a preserve and national park in 2004. It is composed of the most elevated sand dunes in North America at an elevation of 750 feet from the floor believed to have been ... Read More »