Du bist nicht angemeldet.

reizhusten

USA Freundin

  • »reizhusten« ist weiblich

Beiträge: 267

Registrierungsdatum: 13. Februar 2015

Wohnort: im Vordertaunus

  • Private Nachricht senden

21

Sonntag, 19. März 2017, 20:52

Ich werde auf jeden Fall di eAugen offen halten. DieHoffnung stirbt ja bekanntlich zu letzt (:tongue:)
USA 2013, NY und Florida, Juli/August
USA 2014, CaNvUtAz und Florida, Juli/ August
USA 2015, CaNvUtAz , Juli/ August
Mexiko 2016, Juli/ August
USA 2016, Grand Circle Oktober
USA 2017, Las Vegas and more, April

Liebe Grüße,

Tanja

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich
  • »Otto« ist der Autor dieses Themas

Beiträge: 8 115

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

22

Dienstag, 21. März 2017, 17:53

Bears Ears National Monument

Einmal die Sicht der Indianer zum Thema Bears Ears National Monument und seine mögliche Annulierung

Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument

Zitat

In late 2016, then-President Obama designated a 1.35 million acre swath of forest and red rock canyons in southeast Utah as the Bears Ears National Monument. According to a White House statement, the monument was established “to protect some of our country’s most important cultural treasures, including abundant rock art, archeological sites, and lands considered sacred by Native American tribes.” It was a victory for local tribes and conservationists, but some Utah residents are wary of what they see as government overreach and are encouraging their state officials call on the Trump administration to rescind the monument status.

When word came down on Dec. 28 that President Barack Obama had created a 1.35 million-acre national monument called Bears Ears, Jonah Yellowman celebrated. So did leaders of his Navajo people and other tribes that rarely have much to cheer about, such as the Hopi, Ute and Zuni.
Yet the festivities did not last long. Angered at Obama, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and other Republicans quickly lobbied President Donald Trump to rescind or scale back the monument. For Yellowman, such a reversal would represent a historic betrayal. He and other activists have spent years trying to protect Bears Ears and its cliff dwellings and other antiquities.
“People are target shooting at our rock carvings,” said Yellowman, a Navajo elder. “They are cutting out our pictographs, our stories, and taking them away and selling them.”
Across the West and beyond, Native Americans are resisting the administration on multiple fronts. In North Dakota, two tribes have filed lawsuits against Trump’s approval of the 1,172-mile-long Dakota Access pipeline, which skirts the Standing Rock reservation. Tribes are fighting oil and gas projects in Texas, Oklahoma and other states.
While Native Americans have long organized to counter perceived threats, Trump’s election has made it “more visceral,” said David Rich Lewis, a historian at Utah State University who specializes in tribal environmental issues.
Trump has a history of clashing with tribes over casinos and other developments. He also has vowed to open up more federal lands to energy development, including those in and around Indian Country. More recently, he has embraced as a hero former President Andrew Jackson, a leading advocate of “Indian removal” in the American West.

Mehr hier
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich
  • »Otto« ist der Autor dieses Themas

Beiträge: 8 115

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

23

Sonntag, 26. März 2017, 15:32

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park plowing has begun

Zitat

The annual chore of digging out Glacier National Park roads from the winter snowpack has started.
Plowing has started on the east side of the park and will start on the west side the first week in April.
The Daily Inter Lake reports that crews have cleared the Many Glacier Road to the Many Glacier Hotel, though it is not open to vehicles. The road was plowed a bit earlier than usual to allow contractors to get to the hotel, which is undergoing a $13 million renovation.
The bulk of the construction work is slated to be done by June to accommodate guests at the hotel.

Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich
  • »Otto« ist der Autor dieses Themas

Beiträge: 8 115

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

24

Mittwoch, 29. März 2017, 17:36

Dieser Bericht hat nur insofern mit National Parks & Co zu tun, weil einige der Kleinstädte in der Nähe von so etwas liegen.
Aber ich wusste nicht, wohin sonst damit. :zwinker:

21 Nicest Small Towns in America Everyone Should Visit Before They’re 50

Zitat

Consider this an ode to knowing your neighbors, having the baristas at the coffee shop know your order by heart, and seeing everyone come together to root for the local high school football team on weekends. These are our finest quaint communities—the best small towns in America.


Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich
  • »Otto« ist der Autor dieses Themas

Beiträge: 8 115

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

25

Mittwoch, 29. März 2017, 19:21

Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile Campground Update for 2017

Zitat

Due to winter storm and flood damage and prioritization of trail repairs including Rainbow Falls, the monument's 20 site campground is not anticipated to reopen in 2017. We regret any inconvenience, but this delay will allow the park to ensure the safety of our visitors and necessary preservation/restoration of the park's natural resources impacted by the storm.

However, within the Reds Meadow Valley, there are another 128 first-come, first-served campsites we encourage visitors to consider visiting. The Minaret Vista Station provides site availability information before you enter the Reds Meadow Valley.


Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich
  • »Otto« ist der Autor dieses Themas

Beiträge: 8 115

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

26

Freitag, 31. März 2017, 19:28

Big Sur Parks

Big Sur parks may not reopen until Summer and spring tourism down already

Zitat

California State Parks is hoping to reopen Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in June and take camping reservations starting July 1, 2017.

The park has suffered significant damage from both the Soberanes Fire in the summer of 2016 and winter storms in 2017.
This week crews got to work clearing out material from debris flows off Pfeiffer Canyon.
The same landslide that caused Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to fail also filled campsites with mud and rocks in the south camp of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
Trails throughout the park have also been damaged and rangers are keeping the area closed for safety reasons.

John De Luca the Supervising State Park Peace Officer said possibly one to two trails within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park will reopen this summer but most will remain closed.
“A complete reopening will not happen this year,” he said.
The emergency foot trail around the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Closure is complete within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, but it is for residents only.
The trail is open from a half an hour before sunrise until a half an hour after sunset. Use of the trail is limited to local residents, school children, and employees who live or work south of the demolished Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge.
State Parks is issuing waivers and passes to use the trail but De Luca said he is not staffing anyone to do enforcement.


Mehr mit Bildern hier
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich
  • »Otto« ist der Autor dieses Themas

Beiträge: 8 115

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

27

Sonntag, 2. April 2017, 16:01

Für Blütenfans - und das nicht nur im Frühling.

10 U.S. Parks with Amazing Wildflower Blooms

Zitat

It was way back in 1557 when Thomas Tussler reportedly penned some form of the phrase “April Showers Bring May Flowers” Fast forward 450 years, and there’s no longer any reason to wait until April to get your bloom on. Across the west, wildflowers started making noisy and colorful appearances in early March.

But if you're a late bloomer (sorry, pun intended), don't fret. There's still a great deal of wildflower action to be found.
In fact, while the most famed sites for wild blooms might be Washington DC and its delicate cherry-blossom-infused vistas and the western deserts with their riotously blooming wildflowers, these are by no means the only locales across eh country to enjoy the spring and summer bloom.
Recreation.gov, an information and planning portal that represents 12 federal partners, among them the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, reminds travelers that plenty of parks across the country serve up unique blooms and distinct viewing seasons.
Looing for a place to go? Recreation.gov has some suggestions:

Link mit mehr Infos
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich
  • »Otto« ist der Autor dieses Themas

Beiträge: 8 115

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

28

Donnerstag, 11. Mai 2017, 17:38

27 national monuments under Interior Dept. review

Zitat

Nearly two dozen national monuments will face a federal review period following an executive order by President Trump.
The Department of the Interior, under new Trump appointee Secretary Ryan Zinke, released the names of 27 monuments Friday that it will put under a review, including a public comment period that will run for 60 days.
“Today’s action, initiating a formal public comment process finally gives a voice to local communities and states when it comes to Antiquities Act monument designations,” Zinke said in a written release. “There is no pre-determined outcome on any monument. I look forward to hearing from and engaging with local communities and stakeholders as this process continues.”
Trump ordered the reviews last week, covering a 21-year period bookended by two of the more controversial monument designations in recent memory, both in Utah: the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument designated by President Clinton in 1996 and the Bears Ears National Monument designated by President Obama late last year.

The monuments under review are:
• Basin and Range, Nevada
• Bears Ears, Utah
• Berryessa Snow Mountain, California
• Canyons of the Ancients, Colorado
• Carrizo Plain, California
• Cascade Siskiyou, Oregon
• Craters of the Moon, Idaho
• Giant Sequoia, California
• Gold Butte, Nevada
• Grand Canyon-Parashant, Arizona
• Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah
• Hanford Reach, Washington
• Ironwood Forest, Arizona
• Mojave Trails, California
• Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, New Mexico
• Rio Grande del Norte, New Mexico
• Sand to Snow, California
• San Gabriel Mountains, California
• Sonoran Desert, Arizona
• Upper Missouri River Breaks, Montana
• Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona
• Katahadin Woods and Waters, Maine
Several other marine monuments will also be reviewed under an order to prioritize an "America first" offshore energy strategy:
• Marianas Trench, Pacific Ocean
• Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, Atlantic Ocean
• Pacific Remote Islands, Pacific Ocean
• Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii/Pacific Ocean
• Rose Atoll, American Samoa/Pacific Ocean

Mehr dazu hier
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich
  • »Otto« ist der Autor dieses Themas

Beiträge: 8 115

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

29

Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2017, 18:44

Celebrate Chimney Rock State Park's 10th birthday

Zitat

The wildly shaped rocks and picture-perfect panoramas have been around for eons, but the beauty of Chimney Rock State Park has only been owned by the public for 10 years.


History of park passion
The park's history goes back more than a century. It started in 1880 when Jerome B. Freeman, a Henderson County state legislator, bought 400 acres on Chimney Rock Mountain from the Speculation Company for $25, said Todd Morse, a descendant of the next owners and general manager of Chimney Rock LLC for more than 20 years.

Freeman commissioned the first set of stairs, bridges and ladders in 1891, making Chimney Rock and the waterfall more accessible and opening the private park to the public.
Lucius B. Morse, a physician from Missouri suffering from tuberculosis, came to the gorge to relieve his symptoms in 1900. He and his brothers Hiram and Asahel bought the land from Freeman in 1902.
They built a 3-mile park road leading to the top of the 2,280-foot-high mountain in 1916, and opened the site as a park for people to hike the precarious cliffs, grottoes and boulders, and take in the wide views of the Gorge from the Chimney.
In 2004, the Morse family started looking to sell the prime piece of real estate. By 2006, negotiations with the state of North Carolina had begun and on May 21, 2007, the deal was sealed with 1,000 acres known as the World’s Edge formally creating the state park.
Intense public love for the park, nestled in the scenic Hickory Nut Gorge, fueled improvements and additional land purchases. With the help of land trusts including the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy, today the park covers 6,892 acres.
One of the goals of Morse brothers was to make the park more accessible, said Todd Morse, who is writing a book on the park’s history. "When they opened the park you could only get to the top by horse. There was very little else – an old hunting trail that went to the waterfall."

The park is now classified as a state Significant Natural Heritage Area, with nearly 600 plant species and some 90 rare plants including Carolina saxifrage and sweet white trillium, and 19 rare animal species such as the Peregrine falcon, cerulean warbler, green salamander and Indiana bat.
The natural wonders also attracted Hollywood. Parts of the 1992 Hollywood blockbuster "Last of the Mohicans" were filmed at the park.
Looking forward, an intense focus will be on improving the Rumbling Bald area, which is popular rock climbers and free to visitors. A $370,000 project to include restrooms and spaces for 90 cars, will be funded with the voter-approved Connect NC Bond of $1.5 million, said park Superintendent James Ledgerwood.
The rest of the bond money will go to create a public access at the World's Edge, the remote area on the south side of Hickory Nut Gorge.
The elevator is set to reopen by the end of the year, Hollifield said, and an alternative route to the Outcroppings trail, called Crevice Pass, is underway. It will allow visitors to squeeze between massive boulders to get to the trail while the deck in front of Gneiss Cave is being expanded.
“What makers our park special is there is so much biological diversity and diversity with hiking trails,” Hollifield said.
“Whether you want the ultimate challenge of the Outcropping Trail or a nice gentle walk to the base of waterfall, everyone can enjoy the park, including children. Large families come and they break into groups to do their own hikes. The variety keeps people coming back.”

Mehr hier
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto