Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Photo: MMAChile Spotlight on Chile’s Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Recommended Listening http://www.radiolab.org/story/what-happened-easter-island-new-even-scarier-scenario The Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de la Aldea Ceremonial de Orongo, is a new visitor center located at the entrance to the Orongo Ceremonial Village, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Rapa Nui National Park and the most visited place …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. 2018 Headlines Wildfires https://www.sfchronicle.com/outdoors/article/Yosemite-closure-leaves-rec-options-conditions-13104720.php https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/wildfire-threatening-yosemite-national-park-1285448771988 Mariposa Grove reopens to the public. Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove Key Links Yosemite National Park https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/yosemite-indians.htm https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/indian-village-of-the-ahwahnee.htm Plan your visit Things to know before your visit For kids Social Current conditions Scattering …

Zion Links

Photo Links related to Zion National Park Visitor User Management http://parkplanning.nps.gov/shortparklink.cfm?parkCode=zion https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/travel/zion-national-park-considers-reservation-system-for-entry/ https://stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2017/08/14/website-issue-leads-to-extension-of-public-comment-on-zion-visitor-use-management-plan Headlines http://kutv.com/news/local/flooding-causes-damage-closes-roads-and-trails-at-zion-national-park https://petapixel.com/2018/01/16/zion-national-park-bans-tripods-photography-workshops/ https://knpr.org/knpr/2017-07/are-changes-coming-zion-national-park http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2017/07/20/raw-this-is-how-springdale-is-strongly-leaning-to-resolve-overflow-parking-from-zion-national-park http://www.sltrib.com/home/5422854-155/from-counting-springs-to-relocating-bighorns https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2017/06/04/raw-kolob-canyons-day-legends-and-stories-of-zion-national-parks-most-accessible-section https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/07/zion-national-park-utah-governor-drilling Oil, gas leases near Zion National Park; BLM announces decision – St George News zion-national-park-road-less-traveled Three Zion National Park groups celebrate merger – The Independent | SUindependent.com http://www.sltrib.com/home/4909718-155/blm-delays-oil-drilling-leases-near-zion http://kutv.com/news/local/zion-national-park-crews-use-new-innovative-way-to-quicken-rock-slide-clean-up http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/rock-slide-closes-2-miles-of-zion-national-park-scenic-drive/ar-AAlRRk7 http://www.sltrib.com/home/4765776-155/utahs-zion-national-park-so-popular http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/12/12/zion-national-park-being-loved-death – http://outbounding.org/articles/view/is-zion-national-park-being-loved-to-death …

Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks

Photo: Mazzali, Ischigualasto Rocks World Heritage UNESCO: Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks are located in the northern part of central Argentina comprised of two adjoining protected areas. These are Ischigualasto Provincial Park (60,369 hectares) in San Juan Province and Talampaya National Park (215,000 hectares) in Rioja Province, jointly covering 275,369 hectares west of the Sierras Pampeanas. The …

Parks

Photo: Red Rock Canyon Park = Scenic or historically important area of countryside protected for the enjoyment of the general public and/or the preservation of wildlife. Spotlight Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park Celestún Biosphere Reserve Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries Chaco Culture National Historical Park Zion National Park Grand …

Cumbres Del Ajusco

Ajusco is a 3,930 meter (12,894 feet) lava dome volcano located just south of Mexico City, Mexico, in the Tlalpan borough of the city. It is the highest point in the city. Ajusco is a Náhuatl word variously translated as “source of waters” or “watered grove”, and the Lerma River and Balsas River draw some …

Nitmiluk National Park

Photo: Andrew Purdam, 17 Mile Falls Nitmiluk National Park is in Australia’s Northern Territory, 244 kilometers southeast of Darwin, around a series of gorges on the Katherine River and Edith Falls. Around 270,000 people visit Nitmiluk National Park each year and the tourism sector is a major employer of Jawoyn people, who are custodians of …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Lake Mead NRA, Cottonwood Cove Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most visited national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. Lake Mead was established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. It was then changed to the Lake Mead National …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon” in Southern Pauite. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/zion https://www.facebook.com/zionnps https://twitter.com/ZionNPS http://www.flickr.com/zionnps Zion …