Tagged With "forest"

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Re: June 23, 2019: Chimpanzee Habituation In Kibale Forest, Uganda

Professorabe ·
Superb shots! I'm envious.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

FlashFlyer ·
I haven't seen Avatar (yes, some of us haven't!) but the switchbacked road and the arch at the head of the stairs made me think of another movie: Shangri-la...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

DrFumblefinger ·
What a beautiful and magical place! It is like something out of a storybook or film, isn't it? Thanks for sharing this destination with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Theodore Behr ·
Avatar was one of my favorite movies! Now I've another reason to go to China (besides the awesome food!)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Travel Rob ·
Wow! I must go.My favorite Picture of the Day yet!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Dr.Y ·
Glad you guys liked the pictures. Indeed, this place impressed us a great deal. Like Karl said it’s like something unreal. Stay tuned, in part II, I will show you what underneath those mountain pinnacles.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Former Member ·
Like ! the picture of the hairpin turns. That is my kind of road. The picture of Heaven's Gate is very special. thank you
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Travel Rob ·
What a great walk.I really enjoy the boardwalks that are all over Florida.Really let's you get on top of some interesting things that you don't want to walk through.
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

PHeymont ·
Looks like a great place for a walk and a learn! You might just be putting Florida on my map...
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

GarryRF ·
Some wonderful pix of Australia that bring back so many memories of my visits Islandman I could look at those rock formations for hours. Looking into a million years of history. Australia is certainly like nowhere else on Earth and every day is a fascinating adventure. Certainly is a well written comprehensive Blog you've presented. I've enjoyed it. Thanks.
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this interesting and most beautiful roadtrip with us, Islandman! Another one for my bucketlist.
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Travel Rob ·
Wow Islandman ,thank you for this blog. it really moved Australia up on my list. When i saw your photo of the Loch Ard Gorge i immediately thought of the Calanques near Marseilles, France .
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Re: El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

DrFumblefinger ·
A great visit and a great hike! Seems like you had nice weather. Was it wet underfoot? Trails have good traction or was slipping and sliding a problem?
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Re: El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

PHeymont ·
Ah, yes...that's something I left out. Traction on the trails was just fine...until it started to rain on our way back to the trailhead. That's when we realized the obvious: in a rain forest, it rains. And of course, the umbrellas were in San Juan. And the overpriced ponchos were in the car, back at the trailhead!
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Re: El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

Jonathan L ·
It is too bad you didn't make it to La Mina - Swimming under the falls is one of my favorite things to do in Puerto Rico! I ould say that it is closer to 1.5 miles each way.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Dr.Y ·
Nested in the northern Hunan Province of mainland China is the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park .  The park is well known for its stunning eroded mountain pinnacles that are simply breathtaking! This park is part of the the Wulingyan Scenic...
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A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Everglades is a fascinating and unique place -- a broad shallow river slowly moving to the sea and covering a large portion of southwestern Florida in a thin layer of water.   Mostly the Everglades is characterized by its "River of...
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Where's Smokey the Bear when you need him?

PHeymont ·
That's really gotta hurt and the pain shows on the face of Bavaria's Forestry Minister Helmut Bunner, who thought he was dumping dead ashes in a small forest near his house.   A few hours later, he noticed flames in the area and called fire...
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January 27, 2016: Petrified Forest National Park

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones explores the beautiful scenery of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park
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The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

IslandMan ·
Australia is a vast country, and, if you have ever been there and traversed it in some way, you will appreciate the sheer size and expanse of this island continent. The best way I have discovered to see the true beauty of this country is to drive...
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Top Christmas Holiday Destinations in 2016

Guest ·
A few thoughts and ideas for some last minute travel destinations during the upcoming Holiday Season
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El Yunque: A visit to the rain forest

PHeymont ·
When we began planning a trip to Puerto Rico, and planning to include our 14-year-old granddaughter, we sent her some of the material we were gathering and asked her what her priorities were. She, and we, both had El Yunque right near the top of the...
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Happy Birthday! Smokey the Bear Hits 70

PHeymont ·
This summer marks the 70th anniversary of America's possibly best-known public servant: Smokey the Bear. Born as Hot Foot Teddy in 1944, he became Smokey in 1950. Travelers all over have seen his signs, especially when visiting National Parks and...
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June 23, 2019: Chimpanzee Habituation In Kibale Forest, Uganda

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades recommends a day spent in chimpanzee habituation because of the wonderful close opportunities you have to observe these intelligent animals.
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Sequoia National Park: Home of the World's Largest Trees

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger walks among the giant trees of Sequoia National Park. The sequoias are the most massive living things on the planet.
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Do you want a better way to see the World? Meet the world’s remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas

Primate Vacations ·
No African Safari is complete without seeing the Mountain Gorillas! There are only 700–880 Mountain gorillas remaining on earth. The majority live in the Virunga Mountains that straddle Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in East Africa. The cost of a Gorilla Trekking permit can cover a wildlife-viewing safari in a top wilderness park in many parts of the world. However, the gorilla trekking experience is completely worth it, it lasts a lifetime. It is the best safari every...
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Jan. 1, 2017: Forest renewal at the New York Botanical Gardens

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits the Garden's old growth forest, where only minimal maintenance is allowed to interfere with nature.
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Feb: 18, 2018: Hall of Mosses, Hoh Rain Forest

Jonathan L ·
The Olympic Peninsula of Washington is home to the world's largest temperate rain forest. The Hall of Mosses shows the effects of all that rain.
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Re: Top Christmas Holiday Destinations in 2016

GarryRF ·
I feel like a vacation is needed soon ! Thanks for sharing
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Re: Top Christmas Holiday Destinations in 2016

Travel Luver ·
Those igloos and Northern Lights would be fascinating to stay in and see. Never thought about visiting Finland in the winter -- maybe time to. Thanks.
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Re: January 27, 2016: Petrified Forest National Park

Samantha ·
Great post. Shocking how huge that park is and how incredible. The colors look amazing. Added this to our bucket list for the next time we are in the area. Thanks for sharing
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Re: January 27, 2016: Petrified Forest National Park

Marilyn Jones ·
Thank you Samantha! I appreciate your kind words. Have a great weekend!!
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Re: Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

Travel Rob ·
How cool! I love roads like that. That's a photo for a guidebook
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Re: Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, TravelRob! Yes, it was a cool place. It had an even spookier feel in real life than is conveyed by the photos.
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