Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest hydrothermal area in Yellowstone National Park. It features a large number of impressive geysers, hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles like no other area in the park. The world's tallest geyser, Steamboat Geyser, is in Norris Geyser Basin. Unlike most other geyser areas, the water in Norris is very acidic and the smell from fumes emitted can be quiet strong.
Black Sand Basin is one of Yellowstone National Parks small geothermal areas with colorful pools, hot springs and geysers. The name "Black Sand" comes from fragments of black Obsidian found across the basin. Obsidian is a natural form of volcanic glass which formed when lava cools rapidly.
Glacier Point is a viewpoint in California's gorgeous Yosemite National Park. It is located on the south wall of Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 7,214 ft. Millions of visitors every year are captivated by the commanding views this viewpoint has to offer.
On this Labour day weekend we set out on yet another road-trip, to Central California. California's Pacific Coast is one of the best scenic routes in the country and there is so much to see in this lifetime. Our trip to the central coast has been a very memorable one, we did many firsts, had thrilling fun and saw beautiful places.
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area in Oceano, is the only California state park to allow Off-highway vehicles (OHV's) to drive on the beach. It is also the only stretch of coastline in Central California where cars are allowed on the beach. Five and a half miles of beach open for driving cars (all-wheels), a large area of sand dunes open for OHV's, legal beach camping and other recreational activities.
Yosemite Falls, dropping 2425 ft, is the tallest waterfall in North America and the fifth tallest waterfall in the world. The water falls in three sections, Upper falls, Middle cascades and Lower falls. Lower Yosemite Falls, the shortest section at 320 foot tall, is one of the most visited attractions in Yosemite National Park.
For anyone planning a trip to Maui, a "Road to Hana" journey happens to be the top most priority. A 53 mile road stretching over more than 50 bridges and 600 hairpin turns through lush tropical rain forests. The drive features beaches, lava tubes, waterfalls, valleys, gardens and many hidden treasures, therefore making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Maui.
Bridalveil Falls, plunging 620 ft down on the valley rocks, is the first to grab your attention as you enter Yosemite Valley. It is one of the most prominent falls in Yosemite National Park visited by millions of people every year.
Sentinel Dome is a granite dome in the Yosemite National Park, with its highest point above 8000 ft. Hiking to the top of Sentinel Dome is by far the easiest way to experience 360 degree views of the park.
We went off on a long overdue weekend road trip to Yosemite National Park. Its always the places nearby that take forever to get checked off the bucket list. But Yosemite is not the kind of place you go once and think its done. Its astounding natural beauty and unlimited attractions demand more time than just a weekend.