Oxbow Bend Sunrise (Grand Teton National Park)
Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres (480 sq mi; 130,000 ha; 1,300 km2), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. It is only 10 miles (16 km) south of Yellowstone National Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Along with surrounding National Forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 18,000,000-acre (7,300,000 ha) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems in the world. Human history of the Grand Teton region dates back at least 11,000 years, when the first nomadic hunter-gatherer Paleo-Indians began migrating into the region during warmer months pursuing food and supplies. In the early 19th century, the first White explorers encountered the eastern Shoshone natives. Between 1810 and 1840, the region attracted fur trading companies that vied for control of the lucrative beaver pelt trade. U.S. Government expeditions to the region commenced in the mid-19th century as an offshoot of exploration in Yellowstone, with the first permanent white settlers in Jackson Hole arriving in the 1880s. Efforts to preserve the region as a national park commenced in the late 19th century, and in 1929 Grand Teton National Park was established, protecting the major peaks of the Teton Range. The valley of Jackson Hole remained in private ownership until the 1930s, when conservationists led by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. began purchasing land in Jackson Hole to be added to the existing national park. Against public opinion and with repeated Congressional efforts to repeal the measures, much of Jackson Hole was set aside for protection as Jackson Hole National Monument in 1943. The monument was abolished in 1950 and most of the monument land was added to Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton National Park is named for Grand Teton, the tallest mountain in the Teton Range. The naming of the mountains is attributed to early 19th-century French-speaking trappers—les trois tétons (the three teats) was later anglicized and shortened to Tetons. At 13,775 feet (4,199 m), Grand Teton abruptly rises more than 7,000 feet (2,100 m) above Jackson Hole, almost 850 feet (260 m) higher than Mount Owen, the second-highest summit in the range. The park has numerous lakes, including 15-mile-long (24 km) Jackson Lake as well as streams of varying length and the upper main stem of the Snake River. Though in a state of recession, a dozen small glaciers persist at the higher elevations near the highest peaks in the range. Some of the rocks in the park are the oldest found in any U.S. National Park and have been dated at nearly 2.7 billion years. Grand Teton National Park is an almost pristine ecosystem and the same species of flora and fauna that have existed since prehistoric times can still be found there. More than 1,000 species of vascular plants, dozens of species of mammals, 300 species of birds, more than a dozen fish species and a few species of reptiles and amphibians exist. Due to various changes in the ecosystem, some of them human-induced, efforts have been made to provide enhanced protection to some species of native fish and the increasingly threatened whitebark pine. Grand Teton National Park is a popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, fishing and other forms of recreation. There are more than 1,000 drive-in campsites and over 200 miles (320 km) of hiking trails that provide access to backcountry camping areas. Noted for world-renowned trout fishing, the park is one of the few places to catch Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout. Grand Teton has several National Park Service-run visitor centers, and privately operated concessions for motels, lodges, gas stations and marinas.
By Kᵉⁿ Lᵃⁿᵉ on 2017-06-19 06:59:01
Cartagena is getting considerably preferred tourist destination for Colombia visitors. At the tourists disposal are lots of hotels in Colombia, a substantial part of which situated in Cartagena.
There is a lot to be seen at the center along with the vicinity of Cartagena so the perfect that you can do should be to arrange your stay overnight in the magnificent Colombia hotels and explore the city.
Just for being sure that you wont miss the tourist attractions of this remarkable city here is a short list with the most popular tourist attractions at the center of Cartagena, Colombia.
Puerta del Reloj (The Clocks Door)
It’s the symbol of Cartagena, and also represents the country. It’s located at the Blas de Renzo Avenue. This central door used to communicate the city to Getseman village.
La Plaza de los Coches (square)
La Plaza de los Coches (The Cars Square) is an historical square in which African slaves were brought and sold.There is a monument, the statue of Pedro de Heredia, the founder of Cartagena de Indias.
Plaza de la Aduana (square)
It’s the biggest square, and it is quite peculiar because of its colonial architecture.
It is full of trees, in the center is located Simon Bolivar sculpture, it is possible to adore a charming fountain.
Castle of San Felipe
It’s a military construction that protected the city against pirate attacks. Within, you can find tunnels, galleries and traps doors. The visit lasts 45 mins nearly. At the same zone, Blas de Lezo statue along with the monument to Zapatos Viejos are placed.
It is the most significant fortify, built by the Spaniards during colonial epoch. It was initially constructed from 1636 and 1657, and then enlarged in 1762. It was initially named Castle of San Lzaro. It was on San Lzaro hill and from there it was possible to dominate any invasion attempt both by land or ship.
Convent of la Popa
It’s generally known as Nuestra Seora de La Candelaria convent, and was barracks. It is an excellent place to enjoy the panoramic views of Cartagena; from there, it is probable to appreciate the airport Rafael Nez, Tierrabomba and Islas del Rosario.
For the duration of colonial epoch, there were ranches and fishing industries. In the beginning of XVII, the Cartagena de Indias council looked the opportunity to find a convent on the top for parishioners at the zone.
It is the most prominent zone in the city, and has become a type of guard. It was founded in 1607 by the Agustinos Descalzos Recoletos, as a way to expel to Buziraco, god of indigenous, figure of billy goat.
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