YOSEMITE, Sequoia, Kings Canyon

Discoveries America National Parks

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Yosemite National Park First protected in 1864, this park in California has the reputation for breathtaking splendor with soaring mountains, giant sequoias, crystal clear rivers, miles of hiking trails, challenging rock climbing and inspirational locations for photography. Perhaps best known for it's numerous waterfalls, Yosemite Falls is one of the tallest in North America and fifth highest in the world with a total drop of 2,425'.Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks The land of giants!

These two parks lie side by side in California's Southern Sierra Nevada. Sequoia is the 2nd oldest National Park and Kings Canyon is home of the General Grant Tree and also the world's largest remaining natural grove of giant sequoias. Devils Postpile National Monument Preserves columnar basalt formations, some up to 60 feet high. Carrizo Plain National Monument The Carrizo Plain is one of the easiest places to see surface fractures of the San Andreas Fault. In 1857, the fault moved 30 feet, redirecting Wallace Creek.

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Beautifully shot in high definition, the Discoveries America National Parks DVD series now features three new captivating DVDs that bring the majesty and wonder of striking natural landscapes into one's own living room. "Grand Canyon" is a scenic tour of Grand Canyon National Park, home to one of America's most famous landmarks; scenes from the reintroduction of the California condor, one of the rarest birds of the world, as well as historic footage of river-running guide Georgie White Clark (1911-1992), who was the first woman to row the full length of Marble and Grand Canyons in 1952.

"Yosemite: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Devils Postpile and Carrizo Plain" is an eye-opening portrait of Yosemite National Park, land of gigantic, near-immortal trees, the 60-foot columnar basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument, and the National Monument of Carrizo Plain where one can see surface fractures of the San Andreas Fault.

"Glacier and Craters of the Moon and other National Park Service Sites and Attractions in Montana and Idaho" explores Glacier National Park and its incredible hiking and wildlife viewing options, the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in which one can witness three types of pahoehoe lava with islets of cinder cones and sagebrush, and much more. All three DVDs are spectacular, highly recommended especially for armchair travelers and choice picks for public library collections.