15 Amazing Natural Arches and Bridges

Natural bridges and arches carved out of the solid rock by years of erosion are spectacular geologic phenomena. Natural bridges are formed when a steam undercuts a meander in a canyon and eventually after many years erodes essentially a new course through the rock leaving a natural bridge above. Arches are similar to Natural Bridges but form as a result of wind and water erosion and since they do not bridge a waterway they are easily distinguished. Here is a look at some of the most spectacular of these features.


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8 Giant Meteor Craters You Can Visit

1. Wolfe Creek Crater, Australia Wolfe Creek Crater is a well-preserved meteorite impact crater in Western Australia. It is accessed via the Tanami Road 150 km (93 mi) south of the town of Halls Creek. The crater is central to the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater National Park. The crater averages about 875 metres in diameter, 60 metres from rim to present crater floor and it is estimated that the meteorite that formed it had a mass of about 50,000 tonnes. 2. Amguid Crater, Algeria Amguid is a meteorite crater in Algeria. It is approximately 500 – 530 m in diameter, approximately 65 m deep and the age is estimated to be less than 100,000 years and is probably Pleistocene. The crater is exposed at the surface. Crater was discovered by Europeans in 1948, first scientific description was made by Jean-Phillippe Lefranc in 1969. 3. Pingualuit Crater, Canada The Pingualuit Crater, formerly called Chubb Crater and later New Quebec Crater (cratère du Nouveau-Québec), is a young impact crater, by geological standards, located on the Ungava Peninsula, in the administrative region of Nord-du-Québec, in Quebec, in Canada. It is 3.44 km (2.14 mi) in diameter, and is estimated to be 1.4 ± […]


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15 Badlands That You Have to See to Believe

The term “Badlands” conjures up images of barren desert landscapes and drought stricken trees but in reality that is not the case. Badlands are a unique geologic feature characterized by the erosion of clay rich rocks. Local weathering creates complicated drainage patterns that make the difficult to traverse on foot but they are often spectacular from a distance. Typical colors are alternating patterns of blue, black, orange and even red. Canyons, ravines, gullies, buttes, mesas, hoodoos and other such geological forms are common in badlands. Most of the best know badlands are found in North America such as those found in Badlands National Park in South Dakota at the base of the Henry Mountains in Utah. Here is a more in depth look at 15 Badlands that made our list.


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The 10 Greatest Treks in Peru

Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail are probably the first treks that come to mind when considering treks in Peru. However, the Peruvian Andes probably offer some of the best trekking in the entire South America. Los Huascarán 6,768 m (22,205 ft) in the Cordillera Blanca is the 4th tallest peak in the western hemisphere. Probably the most popular trek in the Cordillera Blanca is the famous Santa Cruz Trek. If your looking for something closer to Cusco the trek to Ausangate (6384m) is a great option to get a real look at the Andes. Here is a closer look at what we think might be the top ten treks in Peru.


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10 Massive Trees You Can Climb

Here is a look at some of the world’s largest trees. Some of them are so massive that you can literally drive a car through them. The Sequoias in California are by far the largest trees whereas the Redwoods also found in the same state are the tallest. Almost all of the world’s largest trees lie in temperate rain forests outside of the tropics. We also included the world’s oldest tree a Bristlecone pine in the list. Read on to see some of the world’s largest trees.


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