North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National ParkNorth Cascades National Park compound located in Washington state, is composed of 685 acres of the Cascade Range in four diverse, yet joined, units that are North Cascades National Park North Unit, North Cascades National Park South Unit, the Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas which are all under the authority of the National ParkService. Several other national wilderness locations and the British Columbia parkland are also next to the North Cascades park. The park contains rugged peaks, deep valleys, rushing waterfalls and more than 300 glaciers. All of these glaciers have significantly decreased in size from 1980-2005 and the rate of retreat is increasing. Almost 93 per cent of the park was named as wilderness in the Washington Wilderness Act of 1988, which also created wilderness areas in Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park.

Redwoods National & State Parks

The base of an old redwood treeThe Redwood National and State Parks run along the Pacific Ocean coastline of northern California. They combine an area of 131,983 acres. The National parks protect 45% or 38,982 acres, of what is left of the old growth forests. These Redwoods are the tallest and most massive on the planet. The parks also protects other native vegetation, grasslands, historical resources and 37 miles of pristine shoreline.

Some other park

This area located in Arizonia was given Federal protection in 1983 and then named as a National Monument on January 11, 1908. On February 26, 1919 it was Dedicated as a National Park, three years after the beginning of the Naational Park Service. This makes The Grand Canynon National Park one of the oldest in the nation. The Grand Canyon which is a ravine of the Colorado River is inside the park. The Grand Canynon is known to be of of the most significant natural wonders on earth. At this time Grand Canyon National Park admits practically five million people each year, a far difference from the yearly visitors of 44,173 which the park acknowledged in 1919.

The South Rim attracts most travellers to the park. All park facilities are run by the Xanterra corporation. The Park base of operations are located at Grand Canyon Village, a brief walk from the South Entrance, which is the middle of the most familiar scenes. About thirty miles of the South Rim are accessible by road. A much smaller point of interest is on the North rim reached by Arizona Highway 67. There is no link by road between the two, except via the Navajo Bridge, There is no link by road between the two, except via the Navajo Bridge, involving a five-hour trip. The remainder of the Grand Canyon rough and out-of-the-way, Neverthe less plenty of areas are approachable pack paths and back roads.


Summer temperatures on the South Rim stay moderately bright and fair. The North Rim registers a bit cooler because the elevation is higher. The temperatures within the canyon are inordinately hot with temperatures rising to over 105°F. Thunderstorms routinely happen in July, August, and early September.

Winter weather on the South Rim can be harsh. The road into the North Rim is inaccessible from November to the middle of May when a large accumulation of snow is on the ground.

In Spring and Fall visitors should anticipate a variety of weather situations. Delightful conditions can turn cold with rain.

Yellowstone National Park

Geyser in YellowstoneIn 1872 Yellowstone National Park was created as the first National Park in America. The park is in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. There are many varieties of mammals, birds, fish and reptile that make the park their home, some species of which are either endangered or threatened. The animals include wolves, grizzly bears, elk and bison. Yellowstone contains some of the planet's most exceptional geysers (especially Old Faithful), hot springs and a Grand Canyon.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National ParkYosemite National Park is located in Sierra Nevada, California and is one of the first wilderness areas to be named a National Park in the U.S. The park is almost 1,200 square miles and is well known for the waterfalls, however, one can discover vast valleys, immense plains, old giant sequoias and a grand wilderness land.



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