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 I-40 east...take the 12th street exit. Turn left onto 12th street and merge to the right hand lane. Take a right turn at the traffic light onto Indian School. Take the first left and follow the road around to the main parking lot. We are in the east building, first floor. Check in with security.
From I-40 west...take 6th street exit. There will be a traffic light on 6th street. Continue on the frontage road and take a right at the next traffic light onto 12th street. Merge into right lane and take the first right turn at the light onto Indian School. Take the first left and follow the road around to the main parking lot. We are in the east building, first floor. Check in with security.
From I-25 north or I -25 south...take the I-40 interchange going west. Follow above direction for I-40 west.
Isleta Casino Hotel, 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105,
(approximately 7 minutes south of downtown Albuquerque at Interstate 25 & Highway 47, exit 215)
Is OST holding money for you?
OST is seeking current addresses for Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders. All Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts have either interests in lands and/or funds to be disbursed to rightful owners.