Petrified Forest National Park

Photo: Scott Williams/NPS, Buttes and Petrified Wood (Some rights reserved) Attention paleo tourism fans, Petrified Forest National Park features one of the best deposits of Late Triassic fossils, badlands, grassland, and more than 10,000 years of human history. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/8p4EUaBgyijRCohn9 Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Stray Observations Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time. In the summer the …

Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo: Ron Mader, Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) Welcome to the Mojave Desert. Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where and when to look. Among our favorites:Clark County WetlandsRed Rock CanyonClark County Sunset ParkPittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon and …

Lake Mead Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about Lake Mead? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: ElsewhereWindfinder Callville BayClosed indefinitely March 24, 2022https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/callville-bay.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/lake/learn/news/lakeconditions.htmhttps://callvillebay.com Rainbow Gardenshttps://ohv.nv.gov/trails/rainbow-gardenshttps://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/nevada/lava-butte-rainbow-gardens 2021 Lake Mead’s low water level prompts feds to consider declaration of Colorado River water shortage Mead Slope Fault Recency and size …

City Parks

Photo: Ron Mader, Chapultepec (Some rights reserved) Our view: City parks are essential urban infrastructure. We cannot take city parks for granted so Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in …

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, …

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Photo: Sherman Hogue, BLM, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in northwestern New Mexico. BLM: The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center (Some rights reserved) Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Las Vegas on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. Public transportation does not reach Red Rock Canyon. Key Linksredrockcanyonlv.org – Visitor Info – Facebook – @RedRockCynLVRed Rock Canyon Scenic Drive Timed Entry (Tickets)Red Rock Canyon …

Wild France = France Sauvage

Photo: Bruno Jargot, Village of Arvieux (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild France – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Wikipedia: The national parks of France is a system of ten national …

National Park Week

Photo: Jasperdo Mount Rainer Picnic Tables (Some rights reserved) National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA and is held annually in April in tandem with Earth Day. 2022 dates: April 16-24. La Semana de los Parques Nacionales es la mayor celebración del patrimonio nacional en los EE. UU. y …

Grand Canyon Links

Photo: Grand Canyon National Park, Bike Patrol (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about the Grand Canyon? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Where to stay?Jacob Lake Inn – FacebookKaibob Lodge Rangers Grand Canyon Protection Actgrandcanyontrust.org North RimThe North Rim is over 8000 feet (2438 meters) in elevation. There is …