Death at Corona Arch

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Corona Arch, Utah

Corona Arch (Source: MSN, link below)

On Sunday, a 22 year old tried to replicate the viral video called “The World’s Largest Rope Swing” at Corona Arch in near Moab, Utah. While the video is incredible, I have to say I’m very much against stuff like this, though not for the saftey reasons. Continue reading

Say Hello to Pinnacles, Our Newest National Park

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Rock Formations at Pinnacles National Park (source: Wikipedia)

Pinnacles National Park became the 59th national park in the U.S and the ninth in California on January 10th this year. Located about 80 miles south of San Jose,100 miles west of Fresno, and the nearest city being Soledad, CA, it’s about midway up California. This park’s highlight is its rock formations (“pinnacles”) formed by an eroding ancient lava field that resulted from its location near the San Andreas Fault. However, it features many other unique qualities and recreation opportunities, from the unique chapparal and woodland biome, to a notable wildflower season in Spring, and of course hiking, interpretive programs, and camping.

Camping and Attractions at Pinnacles National Park Continue reading