Sequoia National Park (more travelling)

Home to the largest trees in the entire world. In the 19th Century, loggers cut down a tree, shipped it pieces to the East Coast and reconstructed it. However, no one believed trees could be this large and called it the “Californian Hoax.” I wish I had more time to explore, this park has 240 caverns and some of the highest peaks in the Continental United States. 

This wilderness was once the home to the Western Mono people, but by the 19th Century, it was a widowed land. Though white settlers knew about this area for quite some time, it was not very publicized until explorer John Muir arrived here. Asides the nature, exploring the small towns around here can be very fun, too.

Great Falls National Park, Virginiasubmitted by: nobawdy on 500px, thanks!


Tara National Park, Serbia

 (by Iris (Irene Becker))

(via atomulrich)


Death Valley National Park, California

Yosemite National Park, California  - Lower Yosemite Falls (more places to go and see) 
I hiked the entirety of the falls a few years ago when I began university. It is nice to return in the winter.
Yosemite Valley is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. It was once the home of Pauite and Ahwahnechee people until the Gold Rush era in the 19th Century. The Ahwahnechee were considered by both the Pauite and White American settlers as ‘violent,’ and were given the name yohhe’meti (“they are the killers”). Eventually their village was burned and sent to Freshno on a reservation. A few returned to the Valley, but were in trouble after attacking miners, they fled to Mono Lake and stayed with the local tribe, until they were caught stealing horses. Eventually the Ahwahnechee were killed by the Mono tribe. The United States government declares their tribe ‘extinct.’ Who knew such a pretty place had a dark history. 
Here is a good song for this dark place.
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Taken from atop the Banff Gondola
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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA
Capitol Reef, Utah
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
ZhangJiaJie National Park - Hunan, China
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Opaque  by  andbamnan