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Stark Mono Lake

Mono Lake is a large, shallow saline lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in a basin that has no outlet to the ocean. Because it lacks an outlet, dissolved salts make the lake very alkaline and salty. The starkness and extreme …

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Beautiful Golden Gate Park San Francisco

Golden Gate Park is San Francisco’s largest park. At 3 miles long and 1/2-mile wide it covers 1,013 acres and is actually bigger than New York’s Central Park. Among the park’s many features are beautiful gardens, the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Francisco Botanical Garden (formerly the Strybing Arboretum), the …

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Breathtaking Waterfall of Fire

Horsetail Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California, is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The fall occurs on the East side of El Capitan. There are a few days every February where this fall is lit up by the setting sun and reflects …

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is a US National Park located in southern Utah. Its unifying geographic feature is the Waterpocket Fold, a warp in the earth’s crust which is a hundred miles long and 65 million years old. source: National Park Service Capitol Reef National Park preserves 378 square miles …

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Little Finland, Nevada Desert

This must be the least known area in all of the Southwest. Very few people have even know it exists. Little Finland is located about 50 miles south of Mesquite, Nevada. Little Finland really lights up at sunset. This place is a lot like Fantasy Canyon, lots of individual odd …

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Beautiful Turnip Rock

Lake Huron is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the third largest fresh water lake on the planet. Geologically, it comprises the larger portion of Lake Michigan-Huron. It is bounded on the east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the west by the state …

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Glacier National Park in Montana

Glacier National Park is located in the U.S. state of Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, and more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. This vast pristine ecosystem …