Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
From the east on I-40, take EXIT 22 toward Miyamura Dr/Montoya Blvd, turn left onto Ford Dr, turn right onto E Highway 66, turn left onto S 3rd St, turn right onto W Hill Ave, 301 W Hill Ave is on the left.
From the south on NM-602, go straight onto S 2nd St, turn left onto W Aztec, turn left onto S 3rd St, turn right onto W Hill Ave, 301 W Hill Ave is on the left.
From the west on I-40, take EXIT 20, turn right onto NM-602, turn left onto Aztec Ave, turn right onto S 3rd St, turn right onto W Hill Ave, 301 W Hill Ave is on the left.
From the north on US-491, turn left onto Aztec Ave, turn right onto S 3rd St, turn right onto W Hill Ave, 301 W Hill Ave is on the left.
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