Amazing lake Hamilton Pool (Texas, USA)
37 km West of Austin (Texas, USA) is one of the most unusual and picturesque lakes in the world — Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool). The unusual it is that Hamilton Pool is both an underground lake and surface, flowing to the surface from under the arch stone grotto. Complements the beauty of waterfall flowing from 15-meter height.
The lake was formed thousands of years ago as a result of collapse of the limestone dome of an underground river due to massive erosion. Water underground rivers flow into the river flowing nearby Pedernales (Pedernales river), which, in turn, is a tributary of the Colorado river (Colorado).
The pool is surrounded by huge slabs of limestone, and the ceiling of the cave stalactites hanging down in places.
Until the 19th century there lived tribes of American Indians Tokawa and Apache. In 1985 a parcel of 232 acres of land on which is located this unique natural formation was purchased from private owners and declared a nature reserve — the Hamilton Pool Preserve.
To approach the lake on foot, leaving the car at the entrance to the reserve and breaking the 400-meter descent on a steep slope. In the 60-ies of the last century, the lake was a favourite place for summer recreation Continue reading
Maybe you mean flights from Costa Rica.
Tickets to Costa Rica – a cherished dream of any eco-tourist. The beauty of the local national parks with fantastic rain forests, tropical flowers, rapid rivers, picturesque waterfalls and mysterious volcanoes are legendary, and the guides do not skimp on high-profile titles such as “the most beautiful country in the world” and “the best place on the planet”. And, I must say, the enthusiasm of all completely fair. In the Treasury of the benefits of Costa Rica should definitely add infinitely various beaches with different colored sand, a lot of excellent places for surfing and diving, a few interesting towns with colonial-style architecture, a well-developed coffee culture and low crime rate.
What to see and do in Costa Rica
If you start to look at pictures of Costa Rica, you will see a magnificent ocean Bay, misty mountains, volcanic lakes and incredible waterfalls, but the people in your pictures most likely will not appear. The fact that Costa Ricans have been practically impossible: the joy of all “green” planet intact to keep the grandiose forests, which cover about 2/3 of the country. The remaining third is not too populated: a narrow isthmus between the Caribbean sea and the Pacific ocean is called the house Continue reading