Tucson Mountains

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  • Bottle Tree Ranch

    near Mariposa Grove in Yosemite. The Tunnel Log is a hole cut into a large sequoia tree, which lies horizontally across the roadway. The tunnel was created in 1937 after the tree fell over Crescent Meadow Road. Rather than cut the tree apart, Sequoia National Park decided to create a tourist attraction and cut a hole through the tree. The hole is eight feet high and 17 feet wide, so most vehicles can pass through it. 9.Casa Grande Ruins The Casa Grande (Great House) Ruins, located near Tucson, Ariz., are the remains left by the ancient Sonoran people. The park in which they sit was created in 1892 in order to preserve the ruins, which are one of the largest prehistoric structures in North America. The park includes a visitor's center, which contains a museum and book store. In the visitor's center, guests can watch a film about the structures before doing a self-guided tour of the area. The park also offers guided tours, which last an hour. 10.Old…

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  • Pima County Environment

    1. Pima County environment and geography Pima County is one of the oldest inhabited regions in the United States and includes South Tucson, the Tohono O’odham nation, Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Sahuarita, Ajo, and Sells. Gold and silver initiated the drive of development in the area in the mid 18th century which left the county growing rapidly ever since. In 1864, Pima County was created, taking over nearly 9,200 square miles. The San Xavier Reservation, Saguaro National Park,…

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  • Arizona Mining Hall Exhibit Review

    Exhibit Review 1 Introduction The air is cold and damp, one can hardly discern the forms of men in the dimly lit shaft, the silence is almost deafening, yet the silence speaks of hard labor, sweat, dirt, and fear. This is a sampling of what visitors might experience at the Arizona Historical Society’s (AHS) Arizona History Museum’s Arizona Mining Hall exhibit in Tucson, Arizona, adjacent to the University of Arizona campus. According to the AHS website, the society was “established by an Act…

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  • Tucson Compare And Contrast

    with saguaros and snakes. This image is very different to the reality of Tucson. One of the most notable things about Tucson is how it has lived under four different governments. Originally, it served under the Spanish government, but it became a part of Mexico, when Mexico declared its independence from Spain. Then during the Gadsden purchase, it was sold to the United States but was considered a territory of the Confederate States, then when Arizona became a state it was once again under…

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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

    “By endurance we conquer.” - Ernest Shackleton. Polar expeditions are some of the most dangerous expeditions out there and are very demanding. Planning the trip, animals, living conditions, food and each crew member struggling to help each other out and keep their sanity are just some of the hurdles in these treacherous expeditions. You might already have a clue about how hard these expeditions are because well, everyone knows how harsh Antarctica is being known as a “frozen desert”, but in this…

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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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  • Devil's Thumb Vs. Everest Comparison

    Climbing a mountain is a high-risk pursuit that is likely to be very difficult, but is also likely to be very rewarding. The stories, The Devil’s Thumb by Jon Krakauer and Touch the Top of the World by Erik Weihenmayer, both detail the authors’ exploits to climb the treacherous mountains, The Devil’s Thumb and Mount Everest, respectively. There are many similarities between the experiences of each climber as they went through their ascents. These similarities also are reflected in the writing of…

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