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All Over America

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S: All Over America

FC: Traveling Across The Country

2: Snow In JUNE!!! in the Rockies of course!

3: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Yellowstone, as a whole, possesses close to 60 percent of the world's geysers. The Upper Geyser Basin is home to the largest numbers of this fragile feature found in the park. Within one square mile there are at least 150 of these hydrothermal wonders. Of this remarkable number, only five major geysers are predicted regularly by the naturalist staff. They are Castle, Grand, Daisy, Riverside, and Old Faithful. There are many frequent, smaller geysers to be seen and marveled at in this basin as well as numerous hot springs and one recently developed mudpot (if it lasts). Kepler Cascades is the most easily reached waterfall in the district. A marked pullout just south of Old Faithful and a short walk from the car offers the visitor easy access to view this 125-foot cascade.

4: Old Faithful

6: Hot Springs

7: The Bubbling Paint Pots

8: The animals | Of Yellow-stone

10: Mesa Verde

11: The 4 Corners

12: Craters of the Moon National Park The awesome effects of volcanism are evident throughout Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Over the past 15,000 years, lava eruptions created a rugged but scenic landscape that has forced animals and plants to adapt, and people to endure, detour, or ponder. Located on the Snake River Plain, a volcanic terrain spanning southern Idaho, the Monument and Preserve encompasses the Great Rift volcanic rift zone. In places, this plain is 60 miles wide, with basalt lava deposits over 10,000 feet deep in some locations. Eruptions 2,000 years ago at the Craters of the Moon and the Wapi lava fields are among the most recent volcanic activity to take place anywhere in this immense geographic area. Today, you can explore an isolated landscape filled with such features as cinder cones, spatter cones, lava tubes, and several types of lava flows. Craters of the Moon also provides unique opportunities for visitors to encounter plants and animals in various lava habitats, enjoy hiking on a number of trails, or simply partake in the solitude and beauty of this incredible place.

13: Craters of the Moon National Park

14: Idaho Quite possibly one of the most boring states in the U.S.!

16: Canyonlands National Park

18: Arches National Park

19: Gateway Arch

23: And I thought the Appalachians were big...

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