Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified log in Petrified Forest National Park

Situated in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park is named for its large petrified wood deposits, plant and animal fossils, and archaeological sites. Holbrook’s area 19 miles east covers about 230 square miles that encompass the semi-desert shrub-steppe and the highly eroded and colorful badlands. Some animal … Read more

Olympic National Park

Landscape of the Olympica National Park

This national park located north-west of the Washington State boasts its scenic lakes, spectacular coastline, majestic mountains and glaciers, and a magnificent virgin temperate rainforest. It is also renowned for its geological formations such as the rocky islets, formed by a continuously receding and changing coastline, deep canyons, and valleys formed by … Read more

Rocky Mountain National Park

Many Parks Curve on Trail Ridge Road

Prepare your camera and indulge yourself with picture-perfect scenes from Rocky Mountain National park, one of the most photographed national parks in the US. It is about 76 mi (122 km) northwest of Denver International Airport in north-central Colorado, within the Rocky Mountains Front Range. The park sits between the towns of … Read more

Saguaro National Park

Hohokam petroglyphs in the Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park

Saguaro is a large species of cactus native to Mexico and Arizona, and California in the United States. The fruits are essential to the Indian diet and as well as its woody skeletons. These cactus also serve as shelter and nesting sites for various bird species. The flowers are an essential source … Read more

Sequoia National Park

Hamilton Lake passes over the Great Western Divide

You will be as small as an ant if you found yourself under the giant trees in Sequoia National Park. It is also called Land of the Giants as this magnificent landscape testifies to nature’s size, beauty, and diversity—huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s most giant trees. … Read more

Shenandoah National Park

Clear waters at forested Shenandoah River at daytime

Stretches more than a hundred miles along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, and Shenandoah National Park is a land overflowing with cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, fields of wildflowers, and quiet wooded hollows. More than 200,000 acres is protected and is a haven to deer, songbirds, and black bears. It also offers a … Read more

Wind Cave National Park

The Park’s native bison welcomes visitor at the park’s entrance sign.

Boxwork is the geological term for an uncommon network of mineral structures, usually protruding in bedrocks, cave ceilings, and highly erosive areas. They commonly consist of thin blades of dissolved calcium carbonate crystallized in the cracks of surrounding rock. Most cracks intersect at angles forming a honeycomb pattern. At a phreatic phase, … Read more

Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Mount St.Elias with its peak reaching the blue sky

Peaks upon peaks and glaciers after glaciers add to this largest U.S. national park’s grandeur- Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve. If you follow any braided stream or river to its source, you will find either a receding, advancing or tidewater glacier. The park is an experience to the Alaskan wildlife and … Read more

Yellowstone National Park

The Opal Pool Hot Spring found in the Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

A spring, whose center reaches 199 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees Celsius), is well-known for its distinctly fascinating, multicolored appearance. From the center, it scales to turquoise and blue hues, but as it reaches the perimeter, bacteria clusters around the sides because they are cooler than the center and reveal warmer colors. This … Read more

Yosemite National Park

Blue sky reflecting on landscape of Yosemite National Park

If you have read the book “The Yosemite” authored by John Muir, he has mentioned that “Everybody needs beauty and bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike,” This giant California Park still reaches those lofty goals via … Read more

North Cascades National Park

Lake in an alpine region at North Cascades

With glaciated peaks rising from the densely forested valley, the North Cascade Range is situated at the park’s complex. It is often called the American Alps, with steep and rugged peaks, formed from durable granites and related rocks. Tallest peaks rise between 7000 to 9000 feet. Goode Mountain with an elevation of … Read more