Traveling in USA: the wonders of nature in each of the States (part 1)
Author: Victoria Wright
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The United States is a country, which easily impresses the tourists (and local residents) to its natural, geological and cultural diversity.
Being the third largest country in the world, the US boasts almost all possible types of landscapes, ranging from vast sand dunes of new Mexico to the Kingdom of water and wetlands in Florida.
To choose one natural wonder in every state was, of course, not easy, but we still took the liberty to prepare for you like the tour guide.
1/ Alabama: Noccalula falls
This waterfall rises to 27.4 meters from its own gorge. Visitors can explore the Fort of indigenous people, the farm of the pioneer, the stone carvings of Civil war and natural caves nearby.
2/ Alaska: the Northern lights
Polar lights, also called aurora borealis, is an exciting natural light show caused by the collision of solar wind with particles in our atmosphere.
3/ AZ: stone wave
Move over, Grand canyon, USA, there is still something to see but you. On the border of Arizona and Utah, the Wave is a Sandstone rock formation on the slopes of the Coyote Butts Colorado plateau. It is popular among tourists and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms created by time and erosion. Nature even knows how to ruin beautiful.
4/ Arkansas: the Ozarks
The Ozarks captures the visitors with its steep slopes and forested mountains from horizon to horizon.
5/ California national Park “Sequoia“
Here you can find the tallest trees on Earth. The age of giant sequoias and Redwood trees has passed for hundreds of years, and during that time they managed to grow more than 90 feet in height.
6/ Colorado: pikes Peak
Pikes Peak, located in the front part of the chain of the Rocky mountains. It is called “Mountain America” due to the fact that it is mentioned in the Patriotic song “America the beautiful.”
7/ Connecticut: deciduous forest
Like other New England States, Connecticut is a terrific place to admire the autumn foliage. Interesting fact: the trees along the Connecticut river, from the mouth of Long Island Sound up to East Haddam, longest drop their leaves for the winter.
8/ Delaware: Great Cypress Swamp
This swamp is the most Northern stronghold of the swamp cypress trees in America. It is also home to 73 species of birds. So don’t forget to bring your camera.
9/ FL: national Park “the Everglades“
Everglades — special tropical natural territorial complex, which occupies the southern portion of Florida. Here is definitely worth a look after a visit to Disney World.
10/ GA: Stone Mountain Park
Mezonetovy quartz dome, which is the main attraction of the Park, reaches a height of nearly 518 meters. On it is carved the image of three figures of the Confederate that appeared during the Civil war.
11/ Hawaii: Kilauea volcano
Kilauea volcano spews magma in the form of solid pieces of ash emitted from the crater, and not as lava. This makes the volcano not only beautiful, but also dangerous.
12/ Idaho: “fire rainbow”
“Fire rainbow” is a rare phenomenon that occurs only in certain areas where the sun can rise higher than 58 degrees above the horizon. The ice crystals in the atmosphere catch the sun’s rays and refract them to create a rainbow.
13/ Illinois: lake Michigan
Lake Michigan is the only Great lakes entirely located in the United States. It shares coastline with other States, such as Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Lake Michigan provides drinking water to 8.5 million people in Illinois, making it an important natural resource.
14/ Indiana sand dunes on lake Michigan
On the shores of lake Michigan, the sandy Indiana dunes rise almost 60 meters in height. They are the result of the last retreat of the huge glaciers which occurred about 14,000 years ago.
15/ ia: bumpy clouds
Clouds that look like the living embodiment of van Gogh, called hilly. They meet regularly over the plains of Iowa, however, to see them, you have to be very punctual, because they dissipate within 15 minutes after the appearance.
16/ Kansas: salty deposits
One of the largest salt deposits in the world hidden under the ground at a depth of 200 meters. It was formed 275 million years ago when dry Perm sea.
17/ Kentucky: mammoth cave
This extensive cave system includes more than 643 km of explored caves, chambers and underground passages.
18/ Louisiana: Bayou Bartholomew
Swamps near Louisiana is not just a swamp. These wetlands are an active waterway with live flora and fauna. Bayou Bartholomew is the longest (603,5 km) is similar to the natural object in the world.
19/ Maine: national Park “Arcadia“
Popular among tourists national Park Acadia attracts visitors unspoilt nature, hidden trails and the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast of the United States.
20/ Maryland: the island of Assatis
Barrier island between Maryland and Virginia known for its wild horses. According to local folklore, the animals appeared on the island due to shipwreck.
21/ Massachusetts: Walden pond
Beauty Boldinskogo pond, sung by Henry David Thoreau in his book “Walden” based on personal experience. Beautiful place.
22/ Michigan: island national Park Royal
The Park, which is home to moose and wolves around lake superior, included in the Great lakes and the largest of them.
23/ Minnesota: the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
The area covers over a million acres in the Northern part of Minnesota. Most of the area is the expanse of water interspersed with small Islands. The region formed by the retreat of huge glaciers.
24/ Mississippi: Mississippi river
Mississippi river, effectively dividing the country in half, is both beautiful and dangerous. Adverse weather can lead to destructive floods in the area, but the rest of the time is a spectacle that is worth seeing.
25/ Missouri: Onondaga cave
Onondaga cave is one of the most beautiful in the country, with a slender stalagmites, formed by mineral deposits in water. The dream of speleologist.
From Montana to Wyoming, we continue our fascinating journey through the natural wonders of the United States.
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