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Great Smoky MountainsPhoto: Clouds covering Great Smoky Mountains

Photograph by Kushal Mukherjee

Clouds obscure a valley in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The nation’s busiest park, Great Smoky Mountains draws more than nine million visitors a year, twice the number of any other national park. It’s located in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Great Smoky MountainsPhoto: Clingmans Dome, Great Smoky Mountains

Photograph by Siyuan Yang.

Fog casts a veil over Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains at 6,643 feet. The park preserves the world’s best examples of deciduous forest and a matchless variety of plants and animals.

 

Grand CanyonPhoto: View of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Photograph by Mihail Diaconu. 

The setting sun strikes the Grand Canyon‘s North Rim. Nearly five million people travel to the canyon each year.

 

 Rocky MountainPhoto: Rocky Mountain National Park landscape

Photograph by Mark Sanders.

Sweeping vistas are a main attraction at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The park contains 150 lakes and 450 miles of streams, plus ecosystems ranging from wetlands to pine forests to montane areas to alpi

 

 

 

Grand Teton

Photo: A valley in Grand Teton National Park

Photograph by Daman Sidhu.

Autumn brings vibrant color to a valley in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Though visitors can enjoy the park year-round, September and October bring pleasant days, brisk nights, fewer crowds, and a better chance of seeing elk than in summer.

 

Freshwater Caves, Florida

Photo: Diver in cave

 

10th Mountain Division Huts, Colorado

Photo: Snow hut

 

 

Mount Shasta, California

Photo: A climber ascends Mount Shasta.

Mount McKinley, Alaska

Photo: Climbers Denali Mount McKinley

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Posted July 14, 2013 by kitokinimi in Uncategorized

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