National Parks Research Paper

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National parks are some of America’s greatest natural (and unnatural) sights. There is a total of 58 national parks currently in America, located in all 50 states. National parks give people the chance to explore and see all of the great feats of nature. One of the best memories of my childhood was going on vacation with my mother, my father, and two of my little sisters, Emily and Kathryn. I was only nine years old at the time, while Emily was six and Kathryn was four. My parents had planned out a vacation to many different national parks in the Western region of America. We would be going to South Dakota, Arizona, Colorado, and a few others including Utah and Nevada. Firstly, we left Chicago, where we were living at the time, and started off in South Dakota.…show more content…
The Badlands are a collection of buttes, pinnacles, spires, and grass prairies. I remember traffic being stopped on the road so everyone could let a gentle mother deer and her young fawn cross the road. Amazingly, the fawn wandered up right next to my family’s car, and I could simply reach my head out the window and be close enough to touch the adorable creature. The fawn seemed to have been looking at itself, confused, in the reflection of the car. It was a marvelous experience, to be that close to nature. We saw many other animals as well, such as black bears, eagles, foxes, and elk. In Utah, we visited Arches National Park. In the park, we got to see many natural, sandstone arches created by millions of years of erosion. The whole park is full of reddish/orange sand and dirt. It was a thrilling experience to see the rocks that were strangely balanced on each other, seeming like they could fall at any moment. The arches were also beautiful, including the famous “Delicate Arch”, which is 65 feet tall, standing alone. It stands out from the other arches, as it seems to replicate the shape of a cowboy’s

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