There are a few landscapes in the world that can compare with the spectacular magnificence of Grand Teton National Park. The park abounds with lakes, forests, valleys, wildlife, rivers and wildflowers. It still continues with its ancient culture and has the old homesteads and cattle ranches.You can ride a bike or paddle a canoe. Although you can visit the Park any time of the year, the best times, however, are the autumn and winter. The park wears a riot of colours during September through mid-October during the fall. You can watch clusters of deciduous trees with foliage blazing with yellow and red colours. Winter drapes the Park with while blanket of snow. The environment becomes extremely serene and peaceful. Park bristles only with cross country skiers, snowshoers and, of course, photographers.
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Mount Rainier is the most densely glaciated mountain in the United States of America. It hosts an active volcano at the height of 14,400 feet and attracts thousands of hiking enthusiasts every year. You can reach the summit after climbing a steep elevation gain of more than 9,000 feet covering more than eight miles. You may encounter rapid changes in weather conditions including strong chilling winds accompanied by snow. In fact, there is always a probability of strong winter-like storms even in scorching heat of the summer.
The Appalachian Trail through the White Mountains in New Hampshire attracts huge number of visitors due primarily to the dramatic scenery it commands. Hiking the trail requires an intelligent and thoroughly detailed planning because the weather in this region is the harshest on the planet. You can ascend between 5 to 8 miles in a day, but you must be prepared for the sudden steep ascents and that would put your physical fitness to test. Most of the trail is located above the timberline and the weather conditions may change abruptly and drastically. You are likely to encounter snow fall any time irrespective of the season. Dense fog and high winds are also very common and you may have to pay for shelters and campsites on the way.
Cycles in the Park are allowed only on the roads, bike routes or parking areas and not on hiking trails. The best cycling route in the Park is Going- to- the- Sun Road. Note that the Going-to-the-Sun road may, sometimes, be undergoing repairs, which means that you would need to drive cautiously on its gravel-filled portions. No matter how strong you are there will be times when you feel your legs to be burning and your heart pounding as you drive upwards. Most cyclists tend to look see how much distance they have covered and then look upwards to see how much is left. But the fear and exhaustion are well compensated by the stunning scenery along the route.
Winter is great but by the time January rolls around, everyone is thoroughly disgusted with wet snow, dirty slush, and chilly winds. Instead of being wet and cold, we dream of strolling in a lush, flower-filled garden on soft grass with perfumed breezes...