The Pacific Grand Canyon

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HIWaimeaCanyonds.jpg

On the Garden Island of Kauai, Waimea Canyon stands as a unique geological location the resembles the popular Grand Canyon, yet is visually striking because of red volcanic soil, cascading waterfalls, and lush Valley bottoms.

The Great Smoky Mountains

The Appalachian Trail from Clingsman Dome, Tennessee/North Carolina, USA

             The Route of the Appalachian Trail from Clingsman Dome, Tennessee/North Carolina, USA

The walk up to Clingsman Dome is relatively easy: 15-20 minutes up a paved pathway. And it shows by the number of people up at the lookout. But I think places like this are not only beautiful but necessary to ensure people remain connected with nature, and are reminded of her intrinsic values.