The Subway in Zion National Park Zion National Park is situated in the South western part of the US in Utah near Springdale. A notable characteristic of the 229 sq. mile park is definitely Zion Canyon that is Fifteen miles in length and up to half a mile in depth, slice from the crimson and brownish Navajo Sandstone from the Northern Fork of the Virgin River. The Subway is next preferred back country hiking place, following the Narrows, for valid reason. In a park of outstanding splendour, The Subway is among the most different and stunning canyons — Never to be skipped. Several quick rappels plus a few short, obligatory swims add spice to the experience.
Absolutely Amazing Photography by Edgar Moskopp - Smashing Picture Please keep in mind that some photos are processed with HDR in Photomatix, with Brightness, Contrast, Selective Color, Color Balance, dodging, burning, unsharp mask, Retouching, selective de-noising in Photoshop CS3 and panorama composition in Autopano Pro. By Edgar Moskopp See more photos on his Flickr stream ↑ Back to top 6 Cities That Will Pay You To Move There In the face of declining or slowing population growth, some cities have decided to get aggressive about their survival. Some cities are giving away free land, while others are literally handing out stacks of cash to folks who agree to move. If you’re in the mood for a new town, why not have the town pay to have all of your awesomeness? Here are the 6 cities that really, really want you to move… 1.
In Focus - National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose:
30 Incredible Earth Pictures 1. The Blue Dragon by Steve Richards 2. Shore in Seychelles 3. Matterhorn Mountain, Switzerland This stairway hike is the most dangerous and illegal hike in America Hey, Led Zeppelin, if you’re still looking to buy a stairway to heaven, I think I found one for you. Climbing 3,922 steps up, these winding stairs are located on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii and remain one of the most frequented illegal hikes in the world. The set of stairs, known as the Haiku Stairs, were originally built during World War II as an easy way to traverse up the steep cliffs of the Haiku Valley while constructing radio towers. After the construction of the towers was complete, the stairs didn’t have much use, and ultimately fell into disrepair until around the mid 1950s. The Coast Guard, hoping to use the island's radio towers to contact submarines, fixed and replaced most of the decaying wooden steps from WWII with new metal steps and ramps. During this time, the stairs remained mostly a secret to hikers and climbers, and it wasn’t until the Coast Guard abandoned their work that the stairs really started taking off as an illegal hiking spot.
Top 20 Earth Pictures found on Stumble Upon Everybody knows that Stumbleupon is an great source for beautiful photography, nature, pets, arts and much more. They have millions of users and they are probably the most wide used source for finding quality content. Today, we collected 20 popular photographs from Stumbleupon. 100 little things that travel has taught me Travel has been one of my most valuable teachers. Rather than sit in a classroom and learn about the world through a someone else’s eyes, I did it through adventures and misadventures, tears and laughter. I know I still have so much to discover, but here are some lessons that sometimes I had to learn the hard way. Some of them I already kinda knew, some I are silly, some are serious, some are obvious, and some are embarrassing.