Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Salazar to Join Postmaster General Potter in Unveiling New Book on National Park System
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Postmaster General John Potter will celebrate National Park Week by releasing the first official copies of a new book, The Grandest Things: Our National Parks in Words, Images, and Stamps, which explores the history and beauty of our national park system through breathtaking images and historic stamps.
In addition, they will unveil the Scenic American Landscapes Premium Stamped Postal Cards, a set of 20 stamped post cards featuring 10 different national park designs.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Postmaster General John Potter
Dan Wenk, deputy director, National Park Service
Allen Kane, director, The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
What: Unveiling of The Grandest Things: Our National Parks in Words, Images, and Stamps and Scenic American Landscapes Premium Stamped Postal Cards
When: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 11 a.m.
Where: The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. (across from Union Station)