Monday, December 9, 2019

Wonders of North America

Most interesting wonders in North America.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Grove of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva D.K.Bailey), contains oldest known individual trees in the world, more than 4,750 years old. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.3871...

Golden Gate Bridge

Iconic bridge, one of the most popular bridges in the world. This 2,737 m long suspension bridge was constructed in 1933 - 1937. Pylons...

Blythe Intaglios

Large geoglyphs (gigantic figures on flat surface). The largest geoglyph is 52 m long depiction of a human. In this area are located several...

La Brea tar pits

In this site in the tar have been preserved numerous extinct animals such as two species of mammoth, sabre-toothed cats, American lions and many...

General Sherman tree

This giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchh.) is announced to be the largest tree of the world by volume. There are though unoficcial reports...

Ribbon Fall

The tallest single-drop waterfall in North America, 491 m tall. Waterfall is fed by melting snow and for part of the year is dry. Location,...

Half Dome

This granite dome rises 1,444 m tall above the surroundings. One side of the dome looks as if sheared down, thus the mountain resembles...

Hyperion

Some people know taller coast redwoods but the tallest announced tree of the world currently is Hyperion which in 2017 was 115.85 m tall....

Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves

Ice caves in glaciers are rather common. But most of them are not easy to access. Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves can be accessed after...

Salty Dawg Saloon

Bar of wooden logs. structure includes a lighthouse. Walls of Salty Dawg Saloon are pinned with thousands of dollar bills, signed by visitors of...