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  • Appalachian Mountains National Park: The Great Smoky Mountains

    A subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, The Smoky Mountains National Park is 520,000 acres and spans across Tennessee and North Carolina border. The Mountains in the park can range from approximately 875 feet to 6,643 feet above sea level. The Great Smoky Mountains are named for the large mist that seems to blanket the tops of the mountains. The Cherokee call the mountains shaconage, meaning “place of the blue smoke”. If you are going to spend the weekend in the park there are a few things you have to do while you are there. Hiking any of the trails through the mountains, touring the historic buildings and log cabins, and taking advantage of the snow covered mountains are all musts for visiting The Smokies. The Great Smoky Mountains National…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Great Smoky Mountains

    The Great Smoky Mountains I had never smelt the mountains before. When I was planning my trip everyone who had been there before said, “Oh, that smell! You’ll never forget it!”. I always knew it would be an unforgettable trip I just never thought I would crave the mountains afterwards. I can still feel the cool, crisp air that I inhaled when I walked to the porch to watch the sunrise. I can still taste the freshly brewed coffee, doused in chocolate creamer, as I brought myself to rest on the…

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  • The Great Smoky Mountains Research Paper

    Over the summer, I went to the world’s oldest mountain range in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I explored the mountains that shaped America’s History. I saw the sights and sounds of this beautiful, diverse park. It may not have the tallest mountains, but they offer beautiful views, and are home to many animals. Also, it is the most visited national park because of its closeness to many people in the United States. My trip to the Smoky Mountains was a trip of a lifetime. Upon a…

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  • The Great Smoky Park Research Paper

    Mountains of high and valley low, the Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most intriguing parks to learn about and to discover what the park’s true purpose is. From the park's first primitive ages, to present day, the view of the National Park has changed through the test of time. The different climates and changes to the environment are absorbing and important to not only the people who act as caretakers of the park, but the people who admire the beauties of the park as well. This park is one…

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  • Hike Day Speech

    The largest glacier reaches 0.7 miles, but ecologists estimate that glaciers will completely melt by 2020. Despite these sad statistics, there is plenty to see at Glacier. Tall mountains jut around flat plains; rushing waterfalls sprinkle around the park; 762 tranquil lakes delve deep into the land; and wildflowers peek up all over the ground. 151 hiking trails total 745 miles of must-see paths throughout the park. No matter what time of year you head to Glacier National Park, chinooks, dry warm…

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  • Himalaya Essay

    He descended to the earth in ten different forms (avatars) to preserve righteousness in the world. The Himalaya has done the same: Mountains reincarnate to preserve the planet's 'right environment' for life. This Vishnu-Himalaya parallelism has mythological beauty and richness. In Hindu mythology, Himavat is the personification of the Himalayan Mountains. He is the father of Ganga, a heavenly river that flew from the toe of Vishnu, but which was brought down to the earth to purify the ashes of…

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  • Importance Of Polar Expeditions In Shipwreck At The Bottom Of The World By Ernest Shackleton

    We will be taking a look at just these three obstacles. Of course, the animals of the Antarctic were a plentiful food source for Shackleton and the crew of Endurance but they also posed a threat. When the crew were on the ice enjoying hockey or soccer they had to take great care to keep on the lookout for killer whales. Frequently, the killer whales would break through the ice to grab seals and couldn’t distinguish between the men and seals. In addition, they could not let their guard down when…

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  • Descriptive Essay On Beartooth Mountain

    have ever seen, Beartooth Mountain. The first time I see the mountain I am astounded anything could possibly be so immense. The sun catches the snow at the top of the mountain shooting light down into the Valley below. Then my view slides down the mountain, numerous pine trees seem to wrap around the entire mountain like a child in their blanket. This is the moment I realize it is amazing that later today, I am going to be at the top. As I approach the mass of pine trees, I begin to smell the…

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  • Edmund Hillary Norgay Research Paper

    Tenzing had saved Hilary’s life in the early stage of 1953 expedition. They both learned to respect each other as a mountaineers. When they reach the summit they lingled about 15 minutes at the top. Hilary captured the photo as Tenzing unfolds the flags of Nepal, India and United States. There is no picture of Edward Hillary as Tenzing was unfamiliar with the camera. Conclusion – To conclude, these personalities were totally different from each other. They do not have any similarities rather…

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  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up In Vail

    people I shared the chairlift with would tell me how lucky I was, but I would just smile politely and nod, unaware of my fortune. I had grown up in mountains and didn’t know anything different. As I have gotten older and been fortunate enough to have traveled outside of my familiar mountain range, I have realized how intensely beautiful mountains are. Now that I have become so attached to my activities and lifestyle in Vail, I can’t imagine growing up anywhere else. The beautiful mountains that…

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