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Dramatic Mountain Landscape of Yosemite National Park

Adventure Activities, Blog, Destinations, Things To Do - GoroadTrip - April 29, 2017

Sea Lion Cove in Point Lobos State Reserve

“Dramatic” is the first word that comes to mind for all visitors to Yosemite National Park. Strikingly, the rock formations of the Yosemite Valley, created by prehistoric glaciers that irrigated the mountains and cliffs, have produced these mesmerizing landscapes. Visitors enjoy the high cliffs and waterfalls that flow in these mountains that stretch incredibly from 3,000 feet to over 13,000 feet!

Try to dazzle with extraordinary views of these sights and do not forget to pack your camera.

Cathedral Rocks and Spires:

These rocks are visible year round because of their height which is 2000 feet. They are formed in an unusual symmetrical balance and appear as a triple rock formation. Tourists agree that Cathedral Rocks and Spiers are the finest rock formations in Yosemite National Park.

El Captain:

Delighted by professional climbers from all over the world, El Captain stands at an impressive height of 3590 feet. Both Cathedral Rocks and Spiers and El Captain are visible from Yosemite Valley.

Half Dome:

One of the most spectacular cliffs in Yosemite, the Half Dome is about 8,842 feet above sea level popular for its sheer size. It has a smooth granite wall that rises almost a mile above the valley. The cliff can be climbed after a strenuous and strenuous trek by experienced mountaineers. Half Dome is seen almost everywhere in the eastern Yosemite Valley because of its altitude.

Glacier Point:

Glacier Point offers one of the best views of Yosemite. It is on the edge of the Yosemite Valley, 3000 meters high on a granite perch. The climb is easily accessible via a road and visitors can afford the impressive views of mountain peaks, pure valleys and rushing waterfalls below.

Mount Dana:

Located at the eastern end of Yosemite, the summit of Mount Dana reaches an altitude of 13,060 feet. It is the second highest peak of the park. The best view of Mount Dana is from Tioga Road, west of the Tioga Passage.

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Outdoor Adventure in Mount Sastha

Adventure Activities, Blog, Destinations, Weekend Getaways - GoroadTrip - January 18, 2017

Mount Shasta is located in northern California at an altitude of 14,179 feet. It is the fifth highest peak in California and the second highest in the Cascades. Mount Shasta is an imposing peak 11,000 feet above the valleys that surround it and define the landscape of Northern California. With its inspiring beauty and scenery, Mount Shasta is easily becoming a popular outdoor adventure destination. Some places to choose from here are:

Mount Shasta City Park:

Mount Shasta City Park is an urban park. It is one of many parks in Mount Shasta Recreation and Parks District. It stretches over 26 hectares and offers tourists numerous opportunities for hiking, cycling and camping. The land on which Shasta Mountain Park currently stands was once a hunting ground. The park is also the base of the beautiful spring that is the upper reaches of the Upper Sacramento River.

Lake Siskiyou:

Overlooking Mount Shasta, with breathtaking views of the Shasta National Forest, Lake Siskiyou awaits you. The lake is a complete family trip with opportunities for fishing, camping and trekking in the middle of nature.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest:

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is located in northern California and is managed by the US Forest Service. With many beautiful campsites, the place is a pleasure for campers. With its varied landscapes, forests, hills and lakes it promises adventure.

Mount Shasta Ski Park:

Between the town of Mount Shasta and the town of McCloud in the Cascade Mountain Range is the Mount Shasta Ski Park. With almost 425 hectares of ski slopes, the Ski Park is suitable for both beginners and advanced skiers.

Castle Lake:

Castle Lake is located in the Trinity Mountains in Siskiyou County and is a glacial lake. Typically located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the lake flows into Castle Lake Creek and joins the Siskiyou Lake Reservoir. Fishing and camping are both a pleasant experience at Castle Lake. But the hike takes the cake as there are beautiful trails leading to the Castle Crags Wilderness area, which leads to Castle Crags State Park next to the trails to Heart Lake and Little Castle Lake.

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6 Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Adventure Activities, Destinations, Things To Do - GoroadTrip - November 17, 2016

South Lake Tahoe is located on the southern shores of Lake Tahoe and is a city in California, United States. It is one of the most populous cities in El Dorado County. Also called Lake Tahoe Boulevard, the city has much to offer in every season. Some places to go to Lake Tahoe Boulevard are:

Taylor Creek Visitor Center:

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located about three miles from South Lake Tahoe City, is a center that offers four interesting self-guided trails and the Stream Profile Chamber. The Rainbow Paths, Sky Lake, Forest Tree and Smokey trails give tourists a nature experience that includes the river, swamps and forests.

Vikingsholm:

Vikingsholm is a colossal mansion on the shores of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe and is located in the National Register of Historic Places. Vikingsholm is considered one of the great examples of Scandinavian architecture and is currently part of the Harvey West unit of Emerald Bay State Park. Visitors can visit it during the summer months, but the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed all year round.

Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort:

The Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort sits on 4,800 acres and has the highest elevation in the Lake Tahoe area. About 33% of the area is suitable for skiing. With the heavy snowfall of the season, the ski resort has one of the largest snow-making facilities from November to mid-April and therefore ski tours.

Regan Beach:

Regan Beach is the oldest beach in the city of South Lake Tahoe. With shallow waters, the beach is ideal for swimming and kayaking. It also has excellent facilities for children with a playground, a large lawn, a volleyball court and a viewing platform.

Lower Eagle Falls:

Lower Eagle Falls rises 150 feet from Upper Eagle Falls to Emerald Bay State Park. The falls are best in spring when the water flow is highest.

Pope Beach:

The beach of Pope Beach is a popular tourist destination. The sandy beach is ideal for sunbathing and the calm waters of the sea for swimming. Tourists can enjoy magnificent views of Lake Tahoe and the back of the Sierra Nevada from this beach.

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Five Great Treks Around Chennai

Adventure Activities, Blog, Offbeat - GoroadTrip - February 16, 2016

Within 100 km of Chennai, hikers can choose many wonderful places to enjoy their favorite weekend.

1. Tada Falls

About 80 km from the hottest city. Chennai, Ubbalamadagu or Tada Falls in the Chittoor District (or Chittur), Andhra Pradesh, is a path along a stream that offers a refreshing break. The best time is from June to November for the monsoon, which adds a splash to the water and the surrounding jungle.
It is an easy route for cycling. The paths are easy and easy to reach. Get out of the base camp at the source of a bubbling stream.
The 10 km hike begins on a dry and muddy path. After about 2 km, the path becomes a rocky and rocky trail with rocks that require careful navigation. They pass small, beautiful and clean pools. You meet a Shiva temple, which is a landmark on the way. The area is green with beautiful birds that look the same and require a good deco.

2. Fort Gingee

Fort Gingee or Senji is one of the last strong survivors of Tamil Nadu. It is located in the district of Villupuram, about 160 km from Chennai. The Fort complex spans three main hills, Krishnagiri, Rajagiri and Chandrayandurg, with each hill having its own citadel.

The mighty and impregnable fort, called the Troy of the East by the British, was originally built in the 9th century AD by the Chola Dynasty. It was then rebuilt by the Kurumbar community, the shepherds of this region. Chatrapathi Shivaji, the emperor of the Maratha dynasty, conquered the fort as he moved south and then passed to the British.

The trekking path is roughly cut and the fixed steps go up to the fort. The climb is quite steep, but the breathtaking view of the landscape is worth it. Visit the cereal depot, the watchtower and the ancient temple. The best time for this hike is from November to February, the least sensual months of this state.

3. Pulicat Lake

Think of Rosa, think of flamingos and drive to Pulicat Lake and its 16 islands that attract many species of migratory birds from around the world. Irrukam is the most beautiful island of this region and the village can only be reached by boat. A passenger ferry is also located 8 km from Bimunivaripalem.

Flamingos arrive every year at Pulicat Lake for breeding in October and migrate in April of each year. The Flamingo Festival takes place in January. You can camp on Sandy Islands and go fishing!

4. Pichavaram

Pichavaram is the second largest mangrove forest in the world. Located near the city temple of Chidambaram, this unique ecotourism site in southern India has backwaters linked by the Vellar and Coleroon river system. Trekking offers plenty of opportunities for water sports, rowing, kayaking and canoeing.

Pichavaram is a 2800-acre archipelago with streams that meander through the root structures of mangrove forests. 177 species of 15 orders and 41 families were registered with residents, local migrants and real migratory birds. The best season lasts from September to April and increases from November to January.

5. Waterfalls of Perumedu, Yelagiri

The cool Hill Station of Yelagiri is a nice retreat from Chennai. About 220 km from Chennai, it is a trekker at an altitude of about 1050 m. The climb is through 14 hairpin bends bearing the name of a famous Tamil personage. Trekking in the lush green valleys, deep ravines, waterfalls and nature reserves makes Yelagiri great.

The breathtaking hike to the Perumadu Falls starts in Puthur, from where you cross a 3 km path through lush jungle areas and Perumadu Falls. From the summit, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the 40-foot waterfall that flows down the rocky side of the mountains. You can cool off in a magical spring water basin. Visit directly after the monsoon from November to February.

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6 best Hiking Trails in Kerala that any Adventure Lover should not miss

Adventure Activities, Blog - GoroadTrip - August 16, 2015

God’s own country is blessed with an extravagance of natural wonders. While it is more popular for its backwaters, Kerala is a hiker’s delight as well. For some exciting and scenic hiking trails check out this list.

Anaimudi Hills:

This is the highest peak in South India. Called Anamudi Hills, the hills have a vast expanse of greenery and stunning natural sights to absorb on a trek. Take in the scenery and breathe in the fresh and pure air; you might never want to take off your hiking shoes!

Chembra Hills:

The hiking trail to Chembra Hills starts from Meppady in Wayanad district. As you hike up the path of 14 kilometres winding into the mountains of tea plantations with puffs of misty clouds for company, you climb and reach the peak at 2100 metres above sea level before you know it!

Agasthyarkoodam Peak:

Named after Agasthya Rishi who made the peak his abode for the peace and tranquillity it offered, the peak is at a height of 1868 metres above sea level. The trek up this peak takes you through dark green forests which transports you back in times when walking was the only way to travel. As you reach the peak where a full size statue of Agasthya is present, you get to see many medicinal plants along the way. Ayurvedic experts be ready to fill your bags!

Periyar Tiger Reserve:

There is an organised trail at this place as it is a reserve forest in its original form. Trained guides accompany the trekkers and the trek involves a time of around 36 hours. So an overnight stay at the forest is mandatory. A brush with wildlife during this trek is a given!

Chimmini:

This trail favours ornithologists. It is in a wildlife sanctuary with a mind boggling 160 varieties of birds and several types of butterflies. Hikers can also trek on the outskirts of the sanctuary. The interior trek through the dense jungle is for the more ardent and ambitious bird lovers!

Pythal Mala:

For a short trek, you can opt to go the 6 kilometre stretch to the hill top of Pythal Mala. The beautiful flora and fauna up the path bowls you over as much as the amazing view at the top of the hill!

On this visit to Kerala, do not forget to pack your hiking gear!

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