Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise (Some rights reserved) Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat (Some rights reserved) Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. At 4,558 meters or 13,800 feet, it is the fourth highest of Mexico’s mountains, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/cLX5BC3fLBKBxBdH6 The mountain, …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset (Some rights reserved) Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. ‘Kakadu’ was named for Gagudju, …

National Park

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) National Park = a scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife Parque Nacional = un área pintoresca o históricamente importante del campo protegida por el gobierno federal para el disfrute del público en …

Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks

Photo: Mazzali, Ischigualasto Rocks (Some rights reserved) World HeritageUNESCO: Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks are located in the northern part of central Argentina comprised of two adjoining protected areas. These are Ischigualasto Provincial Park (60,369 hectares) in San Juan Province and Talampaya National Park (215,000 hectares) in Rioja Province, jointly covering 275,369 hectares west of the Sierras …

Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Jacob W. Frank/NPS, Skiers on the Glen Creen Trai (Public domain) On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, creating the world’s first national park: Yellowstone National Park. Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/R3ptxxvMVYrjnT8i8 HeadlinesYellowstone at 150: busier yet wilder than ever, says park’s ‘winterkeeper’Yellowstone had 1m …

Zion National Park Links

Photo (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about Zion National Park? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesZion National Park leader reaches out under the weight of record-setting visitation – St George News‘I don’t think that that number is sustainable’: local communities feel strain as Zion sets visitor recordZion National …

Lagunas de Montebello National Park

Photo: Roberto Llebig, Lago (Some rights reserved) Lagunas de Montebello National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello) is locate in Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, comprising 59 multi-colored lakes in a pine forest and two Maya archaeological sites. It was the first national park in Chiapas when created in 1959, and in 2009 …

Zion National Park

Photo: Ron Mader (Some rights reserved) Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon.” Key Linksnps.gov/zionStats [email protected] Google …

Exploring Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park

Photo: Ron Mader, Cascarita (Some rights reserved) So many Tlálocs! = Tantos Tláloc It is easy to see the sharp contrast between the greenery of Chapultepec Park and the surrounding gray megalopolis. This is one of the most impressive city parks in the world. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/UVc5BYTkcM3bfXKG7 Videos Walk in the park Greener than Green El …