Fort Churchill State Park

Photo: BLM Nevada, Pony Express Fort Churchill was built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers and guard Pony Express mail runs. Today the site is preserved in a state of arrested decay within the Fort Churchill State Historic Park. The Nevada State Park System acquired 3,200 acres along the Carson River in 1994 …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers …

Zion National Park 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 Zion National Park closures: What to know about trails, overcrowding before you go (2019) Flooding causes damage, closes roads and trails at Zion National Park – KUTV (2018) 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; …

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 …

Bryce Canyon National Park

Photo Bryce Canyon National Park protects the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm https://www.facebook.com/BryceCanyonnps https://www.instagram.com/brycecanyonnps_gov https://twitter.com/BryceCanyonNPS Embedded Tweets Happy Birthday to Bryce Canyon National Park, designated on this day in 1928. A whimsical journey of hoodos, red-rock pillars, and geological formations. What's been your favorite adventure at the park? #VisitUtah pic.twitter.com/VVzQLCP3uX …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal land, home to …