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Top 10 Shocking Adventures In USA

  1. Take a Dip in Hamilton Pool, Texas
Hamilton Pool

There is something about taking a cool, refreshing dip in a large pool. The experience is even better when the pool is a natural one. The Hamilton Pool is a natural pool which was created because of a  ground collapse. It is a favorite attraction among US residents. The pool is surrounded by walls made of limestone. There is also a waterfall coming down from the ceiling of the pool. You can reach the site by taking a trail featuring scenic views. The water of the pool is completely natural and is never treated chemically. Visit the Hamilton pool for taking a refreshing dip after a tiring trail.

 

  1. See a cone-less volcano at Mount St. Helens, Washington State
St. Helens after eruption

Have you ever seen a volcano without a cone peak? If not, then you need to go see Mount St. Helens. At one time, the volcano did have a cone peak. But an eruption in 1980 destroyed the cone completely. A horseshoe crater was left in the place of the cone. Before the eruption happened, the volcano was the 5th highest peak in the state of Washington. At one time, it was even known as the ‘Fuji-san of America’. You can observe the volcano from multiple viewpoints. There is also an observatory. Helicopter tours are available as well.

 

  1. Gape at the Ice Caves in Washington State
Ice Cave at Cascade mountain range

The Big Four Ice Caves are the pride of Washington State. Located at the Cascade Mountain range, they are a very popular tourist attraction of that region. Along with these four caves, there are also a few other caves and glaciers surrounding Mount Rainier. You can explore the area through the ‘Big Four Ice Caves’ trail. The route is one of the most popular hiking routes in America. It attracts an average of 50,000 hikers every year.

 

  1. Swim at the Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona
Havasu Falls

The Havasu Falls is part of the majestic Grand Canyon. It forms a natural pool which hikers love to swim in. The temperature of the water hovers around a pleasant 21 degrees. The falls are a beautiful blue in color because of the abundance of calcium and magnesium. The appearance and color of the falls has changed many times because of flash floods in the area. Havasu Falls were known by the name ‘Bridal Veil Falls’ before the year 1910. Although the pool has only one stream now, there used to be multiple streams. Visit the Havasu Falls for an exhilarating dip after a hike at the Grand Canyon.

 

  1. Admire the natural beauty of Grand Canyon, Arizona
Grand Canyon

No word is enough to describe the beauty of the Grand Canyon. Created by the Colorado River, it is one of the biggest canyons in the world. It has a length of almost 446 kilometers and holds 2 billion years of geological history inside it. Native Americans were known to reside in the many gorges and caves of the canyon. The Grand Canyon attracts more than 5 million tourists every year from all parts of the globe. Apart from viewing the canyon from many angles, there are opportunities for hiking, rafting and camping. Airplane and helicopter tours of the canyon are also available.

 

  1. Enjoy Kayaking at Lake Powell, Utah
Lake Powell

Lake Powell is one of the biggest man-made lakes in the US. Built as a reservoir, it is located between Arizona and Utah. The lake attracts about 2 million tourists per year. A recreation center was built near the lake for this purpose. Kayaking on the lake is an exciting experience because of the many twists and turns. Other than kayaking, you have the opportunity for fishing, swimming, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving and water skiing. Plane tours and boat rides are also available.

 

  1. Dare to Base Jump from Perrine Bridge, Idaho
Base Jumping from Perrine Bridge

The Perrine Bridge is on the list of every base jumper on earth. The bridge spans across the Snake River and is massively popular as a base jumping location. Numerous jumps have been completed at the site. The Perrine Bridge is only about 500 feet tall but is a unique base jumping site. This is because it’s the only man-made structure in America which allows base jumping throughout the year. As a base jumper, you don’t even need a permit for jumping from the bridge. Other than base jumping, parachuting and bungee jumping are other popular activities at the bridge.

 

  1. Climb up to the Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, California
Half Dome at Yosemite National Park

The Half Dome at the Yosemite Valley is a very popular attraction because of its pristine nature. It draws in hikers, backpackers, climbers and regular tourists from all parts of America. The Half Dome is a rock formation and there are many trails leading up to it. The ‘Mist Trail’ route is known as the easiest trail to get to the dome. It is so easy that people are known to climb it without even using a rope. Other than climbing and hiking, other popular activities at the site include base jumping and camping.

 

  1. Hike Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah
Hiking at Angels Landing

Angels Landing is known as the most exciting trail at Zion Park. It consists of a narrow route stretching through high and dangerous looking cliffs. A deep abyss opens up on both sides of the trail as you continue hiking. At the end of the trail, you reach a valley with a breathtaking view. Angels Landing is a strenuous hike so you should make ample preparations if you plan to go for it. No special equipment is needed. Experience isn’t a requirement either. All it needs is stamina and the will to go on. The trail is open from the months of April to November.

 

  1. Indulge in dangerous Biking at Moab, Utah
Biking at Moab

Moab is heaven for mountain bikers. Most of them describe the experience as ‘fun, yet adventurous’. The various rock formations at the site provide ample opportunity to bikers to put their muscles to good use. Among the many biking trails, the ‘Slickrock Biking Trail’ is known as the most challenging one. However, that trail is recommended only for professional mountain bikers. Moab has been preserved beautifully and as a result you can see Native American influence everywhere.

 

Originally posted 2017-05-12 13:11:50.

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