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  1. 2010.05.24 1.크리스천사이언스모니터(2010.5.23) (3)

미국의 크리스천사이언스모니터가 2010. 5.23일에 소개한 미국의 국립공원 사진입니다. 개인적으로는 이 가운데 옐로스톤, 그랜드케니언, 그랜드티탄, 메사베르디, 아카디아, 세쿼이어 등 6곳을 가봤습니다.
 http://www.csmonitor.com/CSM-Photo-Galleries/In-Pictures/America-s-National-Parks


 

Summer is here and many people from around the world will be visiting America's national parks. The National Park Service expects over 270,000,000 guests at parks every year. Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular - every year at least 2 million tourists enjoy the park's wildlife and unique geothermal features. Yellowstone was the first American national park and is renowned for its bears, wolves, bison, geysers and hot springs.


 

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, one of the oldest national parks in America, attracts tourists from all over the world. Layers of rocks dating back to the Precambrian era can be seen in the deep canyon, in incisions created by the Colorado River.



 

Katmai National Park and Preserve, located in southern Alaska, is a sprawling wilderness known for its brown bears and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a 40 square-mile pyroclastic flow. The park contains at least 14 active volcanos.


 

 Acadia National Park, located on Maine's Mount Desert Island, allows hikers, bikers and campers scenic views of islands, lakes, the ocean, and pine forests. The island is crisscrossed with over 50 miles of rustic carriage paths originally constructed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.


 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, located in New Mexico's Guadalupe Mountains contains a network of limestone caves, including the second largest cave chamber in the world, the Big Room. The cave's numerous stalagmites, stalactites, and other limestone formations attract over 400,000 visitors annually.


 

Florida's Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, visited by over a million people every year. Unlike most national parks created to preserve geographic features, the park was created to preserve a fragile ecosystem home to many endangered species. Water from the slow-moving rivers has been drained by people for over a hundred years, and ecosystems in the park have suffered significantly.


 

Joshua Tree National Park, located in southeastern California, is immense at nearly 800,000 acres. Extremely popular with rock climbers, the Park is also an attraction for campers, bike enthusiasts, bird watchers and hikers.


 

Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park is a large natural amphitheater containing tall thin spires of rock called 'hoodoos,' created by erosion from water, wind, and ice. The park attracts over a million tourists annually.


 

Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park is named after the highest peak in the Teton mountain range. Hikers visiting the park can enjoy almost 200 miles of trails through pine forests and observe animals like moose, black bears, wolves, elk, and deer.


 

South Dakota's Badlands National Park contains almost 250,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, and is visited by over 800,000 people per year. The park is known for the distinctive banding patterns of rock exposed by centuries of erosion.



Mesa Verde National Park, located in Colorado, contains ancient ruins built by the Pueblo people known as the Anasazi in the 13th century. The park is known for its cliff dwellings - structures built within caves and and under outcroppings in stone cliffs. The Cliff Palace is possibly the largest cliff dwelling in North America.


 

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is located in Colorado and contains the tallest sand dunes in North America. The always-moving sands are carried by winds from the Rio Grande river and deposited here. The park also features lakes, pine forests, and a diverse array of wildlife.


Sequoia National Park, located in California, is famous for its giant Sequoia trees, including General Sherman, one of the largest trees on earth. The park also contains Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the 48 contiguous states and attracts nearly a million visitors every year.


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