Do You Know America?

A short and scenic video quiz

By RON LIZZI - GoOutsideBook.com

 

 

One of the themes in my book Go Outside and Come Back Better is that many people are unaware of the scenic treasures available to them. To expand on that idea, I have created a fun (I hope) video quiz with scenes from across America. How many do you recognize?

 

 

 

 

The photos are, in order of appearance:


Grand Canyon viewed from the South Rim at sunset - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Yosemite Valley viewed from Tunnel View - Yosemite National Park, CA
American Falls - Niagara Falls State Park, NY
Tallgrass prairie - Konza Prairie Preserve, KS
Manly Beacon viewed from Zabriskie Point - Death Valley National Park, CA
Dune field and Cleveland Peak - Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, CO
Grand Portal and Lake Superior - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
Stone Mountain - Stone Mountain State Park, NC
Tent Rocks - Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, NM
Crater Lake - Crater Lake National Park, OR
Ganoga Falls - Ricketts Glen State Park, PA
Wall of Windows - Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Stalagmites - Cathedral Caverns State Park, AL
Bald cypresses with Spanish moss in Sawmill Pond - Caddo Lake State Park, TX
Hiker atop rock formations - Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, Shawnee National Forest, IL
The Wave of Coyote Buttes North - Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, AZ
Wild horse - Assateague Island National Seashore, MD
Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, WA
Shovel Point - Tettegouche State Park, MN
New York’s Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain at dusk - Mount Philo State Park, VT
Hiker beneath South Arch - Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, TN
Cinder Cone - Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Cliffs and spires of Cathedral Gorge - Cathedral Gorge State Park, NV
Sunset over the mouth of Narragansett Bay - Brenton Point State Park, RI


Undoubtedly this quiz could have included many more outstanding parks. This is a mere sample of nature's wonders in this great country.