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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National ParkYosemite <<yoh SEHM ih tee>> National Park is a superb wilderness in east-central California. It’s within the Sierra Nevada mountains, about one hundred fifty miles (240 kilometers) east of San Francisco. It has about 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) of trails. A lot of the trails result in the “Excessive Sierra,” a area of glowing lakes, dashing streams, and jagged mountain peaks.... Read More

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park is the oldest nationwide park on the earth. It was established in 1872 by america authorities. The park lies within the northwest nook of Wyoming and spreads into Idaho and Montana. It covers a number of excessive, flat items of land referred to asplateaus <<plah TOHZ>>. Mountains rise on the north, east, and west sides of the park. Yellowstone National Park was named for the yellow rocks that lie alongside the Yellowstone River north of the park.... Read More

Yü Shan

Yü ShanYü Shan, additionally spelled Yushan, is the very best peak on the island of Taiwan. It rises thirteen,113 ft (three,997 meters) above the middle of the island. The identify Yü Shan meansJade Mountain. It’s a part of the Yü Shan Vary.... Read More


VolcanoA volcano is a gap or crack within the earth. Typically, scorching rocks and fuel shoot out of that crack. This blast of scorching rocks and fuel is known as an eruption <<ih RUHP shuhn>>.Most volcanoes are cone-formed mountains.... Read More


VesuviusVesuvius <<vuh SOO vee uhs>> is an lively volcano in Europe. An lively volcano might erupt, or explode, at any time. Vesuvius rises about 7 miles (eleven kilometers) southeast of the town of Naples, Italy.... Read More


UluruUluru is a large rock formed one thing like a loaf of bread. It’s the world’s largest single stone. It rises 1,one hundred ft (335 meters) above a desert in the midst of Australia.Uluru measures 5 miles (eight kilometers) all the best way round. It’s product of a kind of rock referred to as purple sandstone. Uluru is usually referred to as Ayers Rock.... Read More

Stone Mountain

Stone MountainStone Mountain is about sixteen miles (26 kilometers) east of Atlanta, Georgia. It rises over seven hundred ft (210 meters) above the encompassing terrain. It’s about 2 miles (three.2 kilometers) lengthy and 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) vast.... Read More

Sierra Nevada

Sierra NevadaThe Sierra Nevada is a large mountain vary in japanese California. It’s greater than four hundred miles (640 kilometers) lengthy. Its width ranges from about forty to 70 miles (sixty four to one hundred ten kilometers). Near its japanese edge are a number of peaks that rise greater than 14,000 ft (four,270 meters). The very best is Mount Whitney (14,494 ft, or four,418 meters). The Sierra Nevada covers about 30,000 sq. miles (seventy eight,000 sq. kilometers).... Read More

Sierra Madre

Sierra MadreSierra Madre <<see AIR uh MAHD ray>> is the identify of three mountain ranges in Mexico. The ranges are Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra Madre Occidental, and Sierra Madre del Sur. The identify Sierra Madre means “mom vary” in Spanish.... Read More

Rocky Mountains

Rocky MountainsThe Rocky Mountains are the most important mountain chain in North America. The Rockies stretch greater than three,000 miles (four,800 kilometers) by way of the USA and Canada. The chain is about 350 miles (563 kilometers) vast in some locations. In america, the Rockies stretch via New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Alaska. The Canadian Rockies unfold via Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon.... Read More