Tag Archives: National Parks

Views: Sequoia National Park In California (4K)

Sequoia National Park is an American national park in the southern  Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. The park was established on September 25, 1890, to protect 404,064 acres  of forested mountainous terrain. Encompassing a vertical relief of nearly 13,000 feet (4,000 m), the park contains the highest point in the contiguous United StatesMount Whitney, at 14,505 feet (4,421 m) above sea level. The park is south of, and contiguous with, Kings Canyon National Park; both parks are administered by the National Park Service together as the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National ParksUNESCO designated the areas as Sequoia-Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve in 1976.[3]

The park is notable for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth by volume. The General Sherman tree grows in the Giant Forest, which contains five of the ten largest trees in the world. The Giant Forest is connected by the Generals Highway to Kings Canyon National Park’s General Grant Grove, home of the General Grant tree among other giant sequoias.

View: Mangshan Mountain National Park, China (4K)

Chenzhou, Mount Mangshan National Park, located in Yizhang County, Chenzhou, has the most intact subtropical primeval second growth forest and evergreen broad-leave forest in the world.

It covers 6,000 hectares, and contains both the northern and the southern plants. It has more than 300 varieties of animals. The yellow-breasted pheasant, sika deer, golden cat, and python are first-class state protected species. Mount Mangshan National Park is a complete forest museum with abundant rainfall and rich natural resources.

The Yao live nearby. Their home feature exquisite roofs and poling, finished wood windows, and picture plaques framing the main gates. Taken together these demonstrate unique primitive simplicity and elegance.

The King Pan Festival originated from the Singing Party that falls on October 16 of the lunar calendar (Usually the end of November on the Gregorian calendar), which is a grand Yao singing and dancing festival to worship their ancestors and celebrate the bumper harvest. Nowadays, the King Pan Festival has developed into an entertaining festival to celebrate the harvest, and is also an opportunity for young boys and girls to look for the one they might fall in love with.

Views: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (4K)

A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Banff is also Canada’s oldest national park and one of its most popular. Encompassing 6,641 square kilometer of pristine alpine wilderness, the park sits in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and is home to some of North America’s most spectacular scenery. Emerald lakes, snowcapped peaks, waterfalls, glaciers and rich forest provide the backdrop to a wealth of wildlife.

Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885. Located in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, 110–180 kilometres west of Calgary, Banff encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountainous terrain, with many glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.

Views: Top 25 National Parks In Africa (Video)

National parks can be found in a large majority of African countries, being most numerous in GabonKenya and Tanzania. Some nations also have considerable areas designated as private parks, game reserves,  forest reservesmarine reservesnational reserves and natural parks. These are not included in the list below, even though some of these may resemble some national parks. For more information on such zones, see the individual articles on each country.

Drives: Redwood National Park In California (4K)

Driving through the best stretch of road in Redwood National Park in Northern California USA. Known for having the world’s largest (not tallest) coast redwood, which measures 20 feet (6.1 m) in diameter and 340 feet (100 m) tall. Just a couple miles east of Crescent City, this unpaved stretch of Howland Hill Road offers motorists an intimate encounter with the towering old-growth redwoods in Jedediah Smith State Park. Numerous pull-outs and trailheads along the way, including the Boy Scout Tree Trail and Stout Grove. – Redwood National Park Brochure

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/B6WJSBPDEX9A72ea6

Colorado Views: Boulder & Rocky Mountain Parks

Boulder is a city at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in northern Colorado. To the west, the trail-lined Flatirons are craggy rock formations overlooking the city. Downtown’s pedestrian Pearl Street Mall includes art galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The University of Colorado Boulder campus is home to the Fiske Planetarium and the Museum of Natural History, with zoology and anthropology exhibits. 

In this video or Northern Colorado we show Eldorado Springs(2:50), Nederland(4:07), Boulder (6:37), Lyons(13:32), Estes Park(14:13), Rocky Mountain National Park (19:03), and Grand Lake. Below are the places of interest featured in the video.

PLACES OF INTEREST Boulder Falls (5:24) Boulder Canyon Dr, Nederland Peal Street Mall (8:12) Boulder Celestial Seasonings Tea (13:10) 4600 Sleepytime Dr, Boulder TOURS Green Jeep Tours (16:01) 157 Moraine Ave, Estes Park Estes Park Trolley (16:10) EstesParkTrolleys.com Estes Park Aerial Tram (18:07) 420 E Riverside Dr, Estes Park

AMUSEMENT PARKS Fun City (17:38) 455 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park Open Air Adventure Park (17:56) 490 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park

FOOD Pasta Jays (9:02) 1001 Pearl St, Boulder Bar Taco (9:18) 1048 Pearl St Suite 101, Boulder West End Tavern (9:40) 926 Pearl St, Boulder Know Thai (9:50) 1600 Broadway, Boulder The Wild Rose (16:54) 157 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park Estes Park Brewery (18:03) 470 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park

COFFEE & ICE CREAM Ozo Coffe Company (2:30) 1015 Pearl St, Boulder Coffee on the Rocks (15:10) 510 Moraine Ave, Estes Park Munchin House (16:33) 130 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park Lauras Fine Candies (17:09) 129 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park

PARKS Eldorado Canyon State Park (2:50) 9 Kneale Rd, Eldorado Springs, CO Eben G Fine Park (tubing) (6:42) 101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Boulder Creek Path (7:13) 101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Chautauqua Park (10:36) 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder Boulder Reservoir (12:01) 5565 51st St, Boulder Knoll-Willow Open Space (15:30) 300 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park Bond Park (15:52) 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park Rocky Mtn National Park (19:03)

Wilderness: Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park In British Columbia, Canada

Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest of Yoho’s 61 lakes and ponds, as well as one of the park’s premier tourist attractions. Emerald Lake Lodge, a high-end lodge perched on the edge of the lake, provides local accommodation. 

English Countryside: Peak District National Park

The air in the Peak District feels different. It’s softer; thicker even — one friend compared it to ‘butter’ (a good thing, I think) — and certainly cleaner than any air in London. Maybe it was the feeling of freedom: it was the farthest any of us had travelled in months, following months of respective lockdowns in the capital and in Devon (where the air is lighter, and salty). 

We had few expectations. Several people had said that the Peaks couldn’t compare to the Lake District (spoiler alert, they are wrong and have likely never been), several more couldn’t even point them out on a map. But change is afoot and the Peaks look set to become one of the UK’s most popular destinations with the arrival of several new, exciting hotels. Buxton Crescent Hotel (Buxton of bottled water fame) opened last year; The Tawny — a collection of rooms, tree- and boathouses — and Wildhive Callow Hall join it this summer. 

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Nature Views: Lassen Volcanic National Park, Northern California

“Sunday Morning” takes us to a real hot spot – Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. Videographer: Jaime McDonald.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is in northern California. It’s rich in hydrothermal sites like Bumpass Hell, with its acres of bubbling mud pots. The summit of Lassen Peak Volcano offers views over the surrounding wilderness. Nearby, the Devastated Area is littered with lava rocks from its last eruption. A network of trails through forest and around several lakes connects with the Pacific Crest Trail in the north.