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Sunday, May 20, 2012

U.S. National Parks
  U.S. National Parks


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A. The Grand Canyon is perhaps the most recognizable national park in the United States. By the 1600-meter gorge, which was formed mainly as a result of the eroding Colorado River each year come to about 5 million tourists. Between northern and southern edge of the canyon is the canyon width is about 16 kilometers. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images)
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Two. In Acadia National Park in Maine is the highest mountain on the Atlantic coast of the United States. National Park visitors should be aware that temperatures can vary from 7 to 30 C in summer and from -1 to 21 C in spring or autumn. (Gareth Mccormack / Lonely Planet Images)
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Three. Bear Lake, surrounded by yellowing aspens on the slopes of the mountains - one of the main attractions of the National Park Rocky Mountain in Colorado. (Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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4. Badlands National Park in South Dakota is known for its harsh climate. In winter the temperature reaches -40 ° C, and at the height of summer - 47 S. Visitors attracted harsh beauty of the park, as well as rich deposits of mineral resources. (Mark Newman / Lonely Planet Images)
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Five. Yosemite National Park is famous for its waterfalls, picturesque valleys, meadows and huge redwoods. (Robert Galbraith / Reuters)
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6. Any visitor to the National Park North Cascades will find here what he wants: high mountains, deep valleys, waterfalls and hundreds of unusual ice. (David Mcnew / Getty Images)
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7. This picturesque corner of southern Utah attracts visitors with high cliffs, deep red canyons, mesas, hills and massive monoliths. (Mark Ralston / AFP - Getty Images)
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Eight. National Park of "Redwood", founded in 1968, is located in northern California. Visitors to the National Park can see the huge trees and enjoy the views of wildlife. (David Gotisha /
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9. National Park, Joshua Tree is located in south-eastern California. In 1936 the area was declared a national monument, and in 1994 received the status of the national park. Lovers of outdoor activities are hiking, mountain biking or rock climbing. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images)
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10. National Park Great Smoky Mountains in southern Appalachia. Its area is 2108 square kilometers. This region is characterized by mild winters and hot humid summers, but temperatures can vary greatly, as the height above sea level, the park ranges from 240 to two thousand meters. (AP)
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11. At Arches National Park has more than two thousand natural sandstone arches of, many of which are known throughout the world. In summer the temperature rises above 38 C, and winter falls below 0 C. (AP)
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12. Tourists are greeted the dawn at an altitude of more than three thousand feet in Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii. Under favorable weather conditions, visitors can see with the top three of the other Hawaiian islands. (The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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13. The first U.S. national park, Yellowstone, was established in 1872. The National Park is located in the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The park is home to grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. On the territory of Yellowstone National Park is the famous geyser «Old Faithful» and other geothermal sources. (Mark Ralston / AFP - Getty Images)
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14. National Park, Mount Rainier, located in Washington State, is famous for its incredibly beautiful landscapes and diverse ecosystems. It can be seen as glaciers and rainforests. (National Park Service)
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15. Two of the most active volcano on the planet are on the territory of National park "Hawaiian volcanoes." In 1980, the National Park has received the status of international biosphere reserve, and in 1987 was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. (David Jordan / AP)
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16. Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical nature reserve in the United States. In addition, the Everglades is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve and is one of the wetlands of international importance. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
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17. View from the top of the glacier in the Grinnell Glacier National Park. The park was laid more than 1,100 kilometers of hiking trails. The park is famous for its glaciers, forests, alpine meadows and picturesque lakes. (Matt McKnight / Reuters)
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18. National Park, Bryce Canyon, located in southwestern Utah, is known for its unique geological structures, called "hoodoos." (Mark Ralston / AFP - Getty Images)
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19. Crater Lake, located in southern Oregon, was formed as a result of the destruction of the volcano Mount Mazama, after the powerful eruption 7700 years ago. Crater Lake is one of the deepest lakes in the world. Its maximum depth is 594 meters. (David Gotisha /
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20. Visitors to Olympic National Park in Washington state will be able to relax on the beaches on the Pacific coast, to see the glacier-covered mountain peaks and other natural attractions. However, visitors should be aware that rain, wind and snow can catch them on the road at any time of year. (National Park Service)
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21. A woman stands among the giant redwoods in Sequoia National Park in California. Sequoias are the largest trees on the planet. Age of the oldest known redwood population of about 3500 years. (Mark Ralston / AFP - Getty Images)
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22. The area of ​​National Park and Preserve Denali in Alaska is 25 thousand square kilometers. On top of its territory is Mount McKinley - the tallest mountain in North America. Many tourists come to the national park to see moose, caribou, sheep tonkorogih, wolves and grizzly bears. (National Park Service)
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23. The area of ​​Death Valley National Park is 13,518 square kilometers. In 1849 a group of miners came to the valley, believing that it goes through the shortest route to California. People almost died before it crossed the arid region, so they named this place "the Valley of Death." In 1880, mining companies are looking for gold, silver and borax, ousted from the valley of the natives. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images)
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24. Bison graze in the Windy Cave National Park in South Dakota. By the end of the 1800s, white hunters killed millions of buffalo, and this form was on the verge of extinction. Thanks to the efforts of environmentalists are now the number of buffaloes has increased to 250,000. (David McNew / Getty Images)
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25. Tourists come to the Shenandoah National Park to enjoy the autumn scenery. (Karen Bleier / AFP - Getty Images)

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