Tag Archives: National Parks

Spectacular Three Sisters of the National Parks: Reprise Part I – Sequoia National Park

Nearly three years ago I wrote the following post on another blog platform as part of a series on the National Parks. That platform has gone defunct so I thought it appropriate to re-run this post, with a couple of … Continue reading

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Croatia’s Plitviče Lakes National Park: Disney couldn’t do it better!

Plitviče Lakes National Park is an amazing geologic feature in Croatia that, each year, dazzles over a million visitors from all over the world. Plitviče, pronounced [plîtʋitse]), is one of the oldest (established in 1949) and the largest national park in Croatia. … Continue reading

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Taming the Colorado River: Hoover Dam and the Dam Bridge

Located just 30 minutes southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and spanning the Colorado River along the Arizona and Nevada State borders, the Hoover Dam, remains one of the engineering marvels of the world. Conceived in the early 1900s and approved … Continue reading

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Surviving and Surprising: A Death Valley Experience

The amazingly vast Death Valley is located in California’s northern Mojave Desert along the Nevada-California border.  It is part of Death Valley National Park and has an area of 3,000 square miles. It is also one of the hottest places in the world (134.1° … Continue reading

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