Less than a year later the park was re-designated a National Park. In subsequent years Olympic National Park was also be designated an International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Must See Sites There are very few roads in the park, so travel down as many possible. Just sticking to site on the roads will allow you to see every environment this magnificent park has to offer. Temperate Rainforest The heavy rains (150 inches a year) are famous in the Pacific Northwest and have created a lush, mossy and primeval-looking forest of enormous trees.
The TVA project moved this town from what used to be a flood-prone area to a higher elevation. Butler has its own museum devoted to this move. It contains old artifacts, pictures old Butler before and after the lake was drained, and many handmade quilts dating back to the 19th Century. The Butler Museum is located at Babe Curtis Park at the end of McQueen Street in Butler. Entire books have been written on the subject of old Butler such as Lost Heritage by Russ Calhoun Sr. Beautiful mountains with small creeks, a pristine lake, and rolling grassy valleys make the landscape of this beautiful place.
This road was built to “ complete the first trans-canyon trail in the Grand Canyon”. Eventhough this trail first started in Yaki point, the Kaibab National Forest renamed it. The engineers cut the trails in a “ northerly direction”. They designed it so it would “drop through 8 geologic formations”. The trail ends by the Vishnu Schist rocks.
The Canyon is most known for its massive size and numerous layers of colorful rock reaching the Colorado River below. This river is what carved the canyon over thousands of years and is accessible by hiking into it. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is where most visitors come and over look and hike into the canyon by foot or mule. Visitors can also hike down and camp by the river and even white water raft in the Colorado River. The North Rim, however, is much smaller and remote and can only be accessed by Route 67.
The river to help itself began to change its course and eventually joined the Ohio. Knowing this, scientists turned to the Gorge that the river carved in WV. The New River Gorge consists of seven formations: Kanawha, New River, Pocahontas, Bluefield, Princeton, Hinton and Bluefield. They have found these formations were formed in the Paleozoic Era in the younger Pennsylvanian and older Mississippian Periods. Rocks from these eras are known to be approximately 320 million years old.
Soon bureaucrats came together to create the Colorado River Project, wanting to create a series of dams along the Colorado River to create hydroelectric power and serve to control floods and droughts. With Buchanan dam well under way with a total of six planned Marshall Ford was the only dam designed primarily for flood control and the only dam in which USBR oversaw construction. With money scarce there was debate over the final height dam and it reservoir capacity. This issue resolves itself with the flood of 1938. Once completed Marshall Ford Dam would flood 65 miles of the Colorado to form Lake Travis, creating the largest of the seven reservoirs known as the Highland Lakes.
Biking from Franklin on the Allegheny Valley Trail, average travelers would assume that the path on which they were riding was nothing more than an ordinary trail in an ordinary town. Then around the five mile marker they would see the massive Belmar Bridge rising in the distance. Today the bridge serves as a reminder of our region’s rich history, harkening back to the days when oil wells dotted the landscape and railroads crisscrossed the countryside. At about the eight mile marker, a large rock covered in intricate symbols and markings juts out of the river. Centuries ago, Indian God Rock served as a waypoint for the Native Americans who created the paths on which the railroads were built.
The Dams: There are nine dams in and directly leading to New York State’s Letchworth State Park. These dams have been built for a variety of reasons and affect nearly 400 miles of freshwater rivers in the Genesee River Basin of Western New York (Fish, n.d.). The Elitsac Manufacturing Company Dam affects 14.08 miles of Wolf Creek (Fish, n.d.). The original purpose of this dam is not documented within the state’s dam inventory, and it is also no longer in service (Dam, n.d.). Another dam on Wolf Creek is Hopkins Mill Dam, which also is out of service.
Traveling north on an Indian trail, the first sign of the area’s cataclysmic past would have appeared out of place from the rolling hills typical of the Western Pennsylvanian landscape. Peering down into a valley over 400 feet deep, the mighty gorge was littered with enormous boulders, thus framing the Slippery Rock Creek. These relict boulders of rock types foreign to the area are known as “glacial erratics” and are indicative of the strength of the encroaching glacier. As defined by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, “Glacial erratics are stones and rocks that were transported by a glacier, and then left behind after the glacier melted. Erratics can be carried for hundreds of kilometers, and can range in size from pebbles to large boulders.
This research paper will examine the human populations, abiotic factors and natural areas of Klamath County and later focus on the environmental issue of companies attempting to clear cut the surrounding forests of Crater Lake. Human Populations The county seat and largest city is Klamath Falls. The current population is 42,000 (City of Klamath Falls, 2013). This city was originally named Linkville because of the Link River and was later changed to Klamath Falls because of the beautiful falls nearby (City of Klamath Falls, 2013). It was also named “Oregon’s City of Sunshine” because of the 300 days of sunshine they get a year (City of Klamath Falls, 2013).