A Pulchritudinous Paradise in the Pacific Imagine wind whipping around your face as you look down at the ground. You're so high in the sky that it’s almost as if you could extend your arm and touch the clouds. You look up, and see a burst of thousands of colors streaking across the sky. Rosey pink, dark purple, magenta, and so many other shades of colors, it’s hard to picture.
REVIEW OF LITERATURE INTRODUCTION-History of Kilauea Kilauea has been constantly erupting since 1983 and has not stopped! It is around 4,000 feet tall or 1,219 meters above sea level. It is part of the main land of Hawaii and takes up about fourteen percent of the land. By 1995 five-hundred acres were covered with cooled lava which is within twelve years or eruption. When Kilauea was formed it was formed by a hotspot which is when hot magma breaks through the center plate.
The resort city of Palm Springs in the Californian desert is one of the most scenic places in the West. It is an immensely popular tourist destination for recreation, vacation, and weekend escapades. This lovable vacation spot is surrounded by mountainous terrains and palm groves. The pleasant and sunny climate of the place is one of the major reasons for it becoming a tourist hot-spot. Winter in this city is really warm and people are attracted to come here to escape the cold weather in other corners of the continent.
Waikanaloa Wet Cave is located on the north side of Kauai directly off of Highway 560. There has been some debate that the name of this cave was erroneously switched with the wet cave farther off the road called Waikapala’e. There is also a nearby dry cave called Maniniholo. Hawaiians believe that the fire goddess, Pele, gifted these caves to her lover but she later abandoned them when they became filled with water. There is parking conveniently located next to the Waikanaloa Wet Cave’s entrance.
Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors make the journey to the world heritage listed Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in the heart of Australia 's red centre. There are two major points of interest within the park: Uluru, also known as ayres rock and Kata Tjuta, also known as Mount Olga or simply the Olgas. Uluru is a magnificent rock formation that reaches 348 metres above the surrounding plain. situated approximately 450 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs by road, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park covers an area of 1325 square kilometres.
IOWA Iowa is full of some really cool things. Like ice cream even though that ice cream is probably (hopefully) in every town there is somewhere to get ice cream. One Great place to get ice cream is Whitey’s Ice cream in Des Moines and Over the top in Iowa city. Now I 'll tell you more about Iowa. There is more things to do in Iowa then eat of course.
inShare Looking for a hike and bike trail? – visit Chino Hills State Park OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by Tarun Budhwani Proud Media Staff Reporter Chino Hills State Park is a state park of California. It is located in the Chino Hills, foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. It is a critical link in the Chino–Puente Hills wildlife corridor, and a major botanical habitat reserve for resident and migrating wildlife.
Hawaii Home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, lies the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Stretching 1500 miles across the Pacific Ocean and twice the size of Mount St. Helens these islands are one of the youngest geological formations on the earth. These volcanoes are around 80 million years old and is where paradise meets darkness. Behind the stunning views and beautiful beaches, Hawaii has a storm of volcanoes erupting destroying everything in its path. Some may ask what causes this beautiful place to have such active volcanoes and my answer is complex yet simple.
In the South Pacific Ocean lies the island nation of Samoa. Samoa is split in two with the western, formerly known as Western Samoa, now referred to as Samoa as of 1997. The eastern half is named American Samoa, a territory of the United States of America. Believed to have been populated by Polynesians which may have been from Tonga around 1000 BCE, Samoa was said to be the origin of voyagers settling eastern Polynesia. 1722 was the first recorded sighting of Samoans by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggenveen.
Named for the Sunday morning it was landed on by Europeans for the first time, Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It exists as a special territory to Chile, having been annexed in 1888. After people began to document the inhabitants and history of the isle, it became known as a lesson in overexploiting the land to the point of destroying nature and their society. Often it is shown to students taking an introductory cultural anthropology class. Aside from this, it is known for its large stone head statues.
The Gem State, Gem of the Mountains, Little Ida, and The Spud State are the many nicknames of Idaho. The Gem State is for the abundance of natural resources and scenic areas that may include snowy mountains, rapid waters, calm lakes and steep canyons. Gem of the Mountains comes from all of the natural resources such as gold, silver, copper, lead, and beautiful gemstones such as star garnets, opal, jasper, and jade. Little Ida refers to Idaho being one of the smaller regions. The Spud state means that Idaho has so many potatoes.
On the beautiful, tropical island of Hawaii, a structure that is not only large, but also deadly and packed with heat, is called the Mauna Loa. In the native Hawaiian language, "Mauna Loa" means “long mountain” and it has definitely earned that name. It is a volcano that towers over Hawaii and is the biggest volcanic structure in the world. This structure is also the most active volcano and mountain in the world. It is located in the south central area of the small island, Hawaii in the United States which is also located on the North Pacific Ocean.
Yosemite is one of the top ten most visited national parks which was established on October 1, 1890, making it the third national park in the United States. Since then over four million visitors come to the Yosemite Valley annually according to national geographic. Yosemite is sought to be a place for the people because it caters for many different types like hikers, photographers, adventurers and much more. Yosemite went through two geological stages, first off metamorphic rocks went through deformation and deposition which led to the formation of granitic rocks.