The majority of the rock formation found in the park were formed from sediments from the crustaceous age (Carrara 2014) . The four most prevalent forms are
The history, great rocks, flora and fauna, and awesome activities are what make Yosemite National Park such an amazing place. The unique geology of Yosemite was set in its place more than a five hundred million years ago. Its spectacular mountains, El Capitán and Half Dome, are two of the world 's most famous rock climbing spots. The plants and animals that dwell in the beautiful forest are each unique in different ways. There are many activities that are offered to visitors of Yosemite, providing all of them with a memorable experience.
Yellowstone National Park, established March 1, 1862, by U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, was and still is the United States’ largest national park. Yellowstone is located mostly in Wyoming with parts of it lying in Idaho and Montana. Popular geological attractions in Yellowstone include thousands of geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pots, and waterfalls. Yellowstone is home to many varieties of wildlife including the endangered grizzly bear, gray wolf, wolverine, and bald eagle. Yellowstone is home to many plant species including plants that depend on the park’s thermal features. Over time parts of the park have been destroyed by fires and earthquakes, but Yellowstone National Park, its plants, animals and geological features survive and
The Yucatan Peninsula has a very interesting landscape and climate that is filled with ruins of the ancient Mayan Civilization. The Yucatan Peninsula does not have rolling hills or steep mountains, instead it is a mostly flat sheet of limestone. There are no rivers or streams, instead the water flows in underground aquifers and has created cenotes and sinkholes. Due to the Yucatan Peninsulas unique geographical location, it has a tropical humid climate (otherwise known as a tropical savannah climate) with a dry and a wet season.
In Yellowstone there are only thirteen wolf packs (©AllTrip). Wolves cover a small portion of Yellowstone, and there are only around 400 in Yellowstone. Wolves predominantly feed on hoofed animals such as elk and deer. Wolves range in size from twenty-six to thirty-six inches tall and four to six feet long. Male wolves can weigh up to 130 pounds and females up to 110 pounds. The female wolves give birth to an average of five pups each spring. The main cause of wolf death within the park is other wolves. Wolves typically live eleven years if they make Yellowstone their home (Nat'l Park Service U.S Dept. of the Interior). The wolf’s primary food source, the elk, are some of the largest animal populations in Yellowstone.
When it comes to Australia 's rugged outback scenery Crocodile Dundee takes the cake. The stunning Australian outback is superbly presented in this movie. The Kakadu National Park and the stunning scenery of the Northern Territory with its wetlands, swamps, dry bush and mountain ranges are unique to the Australian landscape.
Redwood is an ancient forest that spans many square miles. It has the largest and tallest tree in the world, a 379-foot redwood. A single redwood can hold 34,000 pounds of water by itself. The oldest redwood is about 2,520 years old. That means it was around at the birth of the Roman Republic and was already 500 years old when Rome became an empire.
Waking up at 2:00 AM in the Hawaii-Aleutian time zone was not difficult for me, my best friend, and her parents because our biological clocks were still set on the central time zone. It was 9:00 PM at home in St. Louis, Missouri. Nevertheless, it was an odd hour to prepare for an adventure. We dressed ourselves in sweatshirts, sweatpants, and snowsuits to keep warm. After getting into a van with other tourists, we rode to the top of an inactive volcano named Haleakala National Park located in Maui, Hawaii. This park and the entire volcano is known for its endangered species and sub-tropical rain forest. Considerably, the most amazing part of Haleakala National Park is the view from the top. The snowsuits came in handy as we stepped outside into the cool and crisp air. Just 30 minutes ago we were in 80-degree weather and now, we could see our foggy breaths and began to accumulate chill bumps on our bodies.
The Native Amazonians want the government to make us the legal owners of our homelands so we can live where we belong, on our own land. Our people have lived in these forests for 12,000 years, and our use of the land and its resources is sustainable.
I choose the Crystal River State Archaeological State Park in Crystal River , Florida. It is more commonly know as the Indian Burial Mounds. The park itself is in a beautiful location , overlooking the Crystal River on one side and grassy plains on the other side. There is recreational activities in the park as well as the museum. Some of the activities are salt and freshwater fishing , picnicking , bird watching and nature walks. The museum itself features a video about the ancient tribe that once lived there and a collection of artifacts. A few of the artifacts are arrowheads , pottery , jewelry , stone and bone tools. The main attraction of the interior museum is a diorama of a scale model of the site when the Indians lived there .
Imagine the most breath- taking view. Do you think you could ever stop looking? If there was one place I 'd like to go, it would be Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is a shield/ hotspot volcano located on the Big Island of Hawaii. I want to go to Mauna Kea because of the beautiful summit, exciting topography, as well as the otherworldly drive up and down the mountain.
The Kansas City Royals have many sponsorship opportunities throughout their organization. One of them being the Diamond of Dreams which helps benefit The University of Kansas Hospital’s Neonatal Home and the Royals Charities. This benefit has five different kinds of sponsorships. The first one is Presenting Sponsor which is $30,000. If you choose this package, there are many benefits that come with such as special recognition during games in Kansas City Royals media, during home games, you get on-field check presentations, eighteen tickets to the on-field event and much more. The second one is Hall of Fame sponsors which is $20,000. Under this package, you receive sixteen on-field event tickets, video and logo exposure, a tent
Many different species have become extinct throughout the years, the Greater Akialoa is one of them. It lived on three Hawaiian islands. The causes leading up to extinction is forest clearance and diseases. The Greater Akialoa or the Hemignathus ellisianus are extinct.
A hill of aspens, glowing golden, shines on the right side of the trail while the left side is a pine-covered hill. Between the two is the trail, a magical escape from reality. This is my sanctuary, of Buffalo Peaks wilderness. The trying experience of hiking through the mountains with 40 pounds on your back, the straps of your pack rubbing the skin off your hips and shoulders. The tension building in your muscles as you struggle under the weight. The pain that can only be diluted by a yoga session and a trip to the hot springs. Sun salutations in a lush, meadow valley. Warrior one and reverse warrior in the heat of the sun, relaxing from the miles we traveled just the day before.
Haiti, a sovereign state located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea, is one of the world 's poorest and least developed countries. Same to other developing countries, Haiti developed agriculture instead of industry. Furthermore, Haiti is a country which always happened flooding, droughts, hurricanes and other meteorological disasters that were mainly caused by climate change. These disasters did affect Haiti a lot in the aspect of economy change, diseases like malaria or cholera caused by tropical Cyclone hotspots and vulnerability and adaptive capability of this country.