RECORD BREAKERS IN THE US
The world might have replaced spending outdoors with our usual passive activities. The United States might be one of the busiest countries in the world, but despite how people might have been consumed to their gadgets; the country still boasts natural wonders that travel news should focus sometime. Here are some 10 natural record breakers that people should definitely consider visiting for a vacation.
- Tallest Mountain. Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii, is the tallest mountain the world if measured from the ocean floor. From its ocean floor base, it measures more than 10,000 meters, which is even higher than the ever famous Mount Everest.
- Highest Mountain in North America. Mount McKinley is considered to be the highest mountain in North America, with its height at 20,320 feet. It is located at the ginormous Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, which is roughly half the size of Rhode Island.
- Lowest and Hottest Spot. Death Valley might not sound as appealing, being it the lowest and hottest spot in the United States, but the place actually boasts some of the most adaptable plant and animal life in the world. The hottest record that the place had was 134 °F on July 10, 1913.
- Tallest Natural Bridge. Estimated to be more than 200 million years old, Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah is considered to be the tallest natural bridge in the US, standing at 290 feet tall.
- Largest Living Tree. Residing at the north end of Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, North Carolina, General Sherman stands tall and has been consider as the largest living tree in the whole world. The tree is 84 meters high, with about 31 meters base.
- Sunniest Place. Yuma, Arizona is the sunniest and least humid place in America, and even in the whole world – according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Longest River. Missouri River is considered to be the longest river in the US, passing through seven different states – Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.
- Deepest Lake. Crater Lake in south-central Oregon, with its 1,943 feet depth, is the deepest lake in the US. More than 7,000 years ago, when Mount Mazama collapse and erupted, its caldera has been filled with water and has created the Crater Lake.
- Northernmost point in the US. Found at Minnesota, Northwest Angle Inglet is considered to be the northernmost point in the contiguous US, at 49.22 north latitude.
- Deepest Canyon. Hells Canyon, located at eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and western Idaho, is the deepest canyon in North America, with its deepest part measuring 1,829 meters.