Hawai’i

Photo: Eric Tessmer, Hanauma Bay (Some rights reserved) Hawai’i is the southernmost state in the USA. The Hawaiian Archipelago hosts eight national parks, two renowned World Heritage Sites: Papahānaumokuākea, a Marine National Monument and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and an expansive Biosphere Reserve. Also spelled: ‘Hawaii’ Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/hL2hHvGetbuxHKWi9 NotesIt is the only U.S. state located outside …

Louisiana

Photo: Kent Lund, Barataria Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park (Some rights reserved) You are my sunshine. Louisiana is bordered to the west by the state of Texas; to the north by Arkansas; to the east by the state of Mississippi; and to the south by the Gulf of Mexico. Google Maps WetlandsLouisiana supports over 45 …

Trust for Public Land

Logo The Trust for Public Land – tpl.org – creates parks and protects land in the USA. Twitter: TPL is a national nonprofit that works to connect everyone to the benefits and joys of the outdoors Since 1972, this trust has completed more than 5,000 park and conservation projects, protected more than 3 million acres, …

Great Basin Water Network

Logo Great Basin Water Network – greatbasinwaternetwork.org – works to protect the water resources of the Great Basin for current and future residents – human, animal and plant. Key Linksgreatbasinwaternetwork.orgyoutube.comfacebook [email protected] From the home page:The Southern Nevada Water Authority [SNWA] is proposing to construct an 84-inch 300-mile pipeline from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas. [see …

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Mexico

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies (Used with permission) Publisher’s note: Major update in mid 2022. Many of the numbers are outdated. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kWH4UrMAWGB41T3e7 Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan …

Mexico USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive (Some rights reserved) EssayWe need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. There will be much-needed updates to the national parks and borderland jewels Big Bend National …

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 …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, May 2022 (Some rights reserved) For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 11, 2016. Blue Highway travel meets a kaleidoscope of colors. Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. Hashtags: #7magicmountains #UgoRondinone #JeanDryLake See …