Washington Beaches Map

 Washington Beaches Map
Whether you want to contemplate the vastness of the Pacific or frolic on the best stretches of sand on a sunny summer weekend, the coastline of Washington is a magnet for beachcombers, sunbathers, and vacationers. Astoundingly beautiful beaches along the Washington's share of the West Coast of the United States satisfy the appetite of outdoor enthusiasts. From unspoilt wilderness areas to Native American fishing communities and heavily industrialized lumber towns, the coast of Washington caters to all kind of expectations. Alki Beach is a prime hangout spot in West Seattle and also the closest Washington comes to glamorous beaches in Southern California. Shi Shi Beach is nothing short of a picture-perfect postcard destination. The ruggedly beautiful coastline along the Olympic National Park is lined with driftwood-strewn beaches, primeval old-growth forests, and tide pools. Ruby Beach, which lies just off the U.S. Route 101, features several sea stacks and great sunsets and it is just as sought-after as Kalaloch. Rialto Beach is another untouched slice of paradise. The calls of eagles and gulls around Second Beach and Third Beach make a day under the sun more pleasant. Point No Point features the oldest lighthouse in Puget Sound region. Picnic tables, hiking trails, and phenomenal views of Mount Baker are major attractions around the beach. The sandy stretch of Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park offers some of the most awe-inspiring views of Mount Rainier and Vashion Island on a clear day. Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island is one of the many beautiful sections of shoreline in Deception Pass Park. Ocean Shores, Half Moon Bay, and Denny Blaine Park are other major destinations for those wanting to get their feet in the sand. Source: ecy.wa.gov

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Kansas Rail Map
Kansas Rail Map
Rail Routes in Kansas The Kansas Rail Map provides detailed information on the several rail routes of the state. The State of Kansas is easily accessible by well laid railway tracks of the place. The Kansas Department of Transportation has divided the railroad services of the state into four categories of Class I Railroads, Class III Railroads, Passenger Railroads and Tourists Railroads . Norfolk Southern, BNSF Railway, Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern rail routes fall under the category of Class I Railroad. Amtrak is the Passenger Railroad of the State of Kansas. Cimarron Valley Railway, Kansas and Oklahoma, Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad, Garden City Western and Kyle Railroad are some of the prominent rail routes Class III category. The Tourists Railroads include Midland Railway and Abilene and Smoky Valley. The rail routes of the state of Kansas connects the prominent cities of Kansas City, Lawrence, Ottawa, Topeka, Newton, Wichita, Wellington, El Dorado, Augusta, Jetmore, Pittsburg, Hutchinson, Garden City and Kinsley. The Federal Railroad Administration of Kansas has introduced the Federal Rail Safety Accountability and Improvement Act to ensure safety and security of railway services. The Kansas State Map points out the important cities that offer railway services to the local inhabitants of the state.
Geography of Kansas
Geography of Kansas
Geographical Facts About Kansas General Features Kansas is located in Midwestern United States. It shares its borders with Nebraska on the north, Missouri on the east, Oklahoma on the south, and Colorado on the west. More than 60% of the state has a flat topography. The eastern region of the state has many hills and forests. Kansas can be divided into three major geographic regions: Dissected Till Plains : Located in the northeastern region of Kansas, the dissected till plains is home to many rivers and streams. The soil of this region is fertile and rich and is suitable for farming. Southeastern Plains : The Southern Plains comprises two regions, including Osage Plains and the Flint Hills. It stretches from the center of the state up to Oklahoma border. The topography of the region is characterized by gently rolling plains and few hills. Great Plains : Great Plains covers the western region of the state. It is home to the highest point in the state, Mount Sunflower. This region is characterized by rolling plains and mountains. The high plains in this region have higher elevation than the southeastern plains but are very similar to them. Climate of Kansas The climate of Kansas can be classified into three broad categories: humid continental, semi-arid steppe, and humid subtropical. The eastern region of the state has a humid continental climate, while the western region of the state has semi-arid steppe climate. The eastern region has cold winters and hot and humid summers. South-central region of the state has humid subtropical climate. The state is prone to thunderstorms and precipitation varies from region to region. Kansas averages more than 50 tornadoes annually. Mountains Mount Sunflower is the highest point in the state. The state is home to many peaks and summits, including Rock Hill, Red Hills, Jenkins Hill, Smoky Hills, and Blue Hills. Rivers The Missouri River is a tributary of Mississippi River which flows through the American Great Plains, covering regions of ten American states, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, and Kansas. Other important rivers in the state are Arkansas, Kansas, Republican, and Smoky Hill River. Lakes Cheyenne Bottoms is a natural lake in Kansas. It is named as one of the eight Wonders of Kansas. Other important lakes in the state are El Dorado Lake, Clinton Lake, Lake Inman, and Big Hill Lake.
Universities in Kansas
Universities in Kansas
Kansas State University is the oldest public university in Kansas. It is also the largest university in the state. There are 37 public institutions in Kansas which are governed by Kansas Board of Regents. The largest enrollment among the state funded universities was at the University of Kansas, followed by Kansas State University. Some of the important Universities in the Kansas are: Allen County Community College Washburn University Wichita State University Bethany College Baker University Friends University Emporia State University Kansas State University The Kansas State University or KSU, is located in Manhattan, Kansas. It is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state. It has many satellite campuses located across the state, including Salina and an under-construction campus at Olathe. Founded as Kansas State Agricultural College on February 16, 1863, it saw a record high enrollment of 23,588 students in the Fall 2011 semester. Since 1986, it has been ranked first in the country in its total Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars. It has 65 departments in nine colleges and offers courses in agriculture, architecture, arts and sciences, business administration, education, engineering, and many more. It also offers approximately 100 master's degree programs and nearly 50 doctoral programs. Baker University, Baldwin City The Baker University is located in Baldwin City, Kansas. Founded in 1858, it is a private, residential university and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is the oldest university in the state and comprises four schools. It offers more than 40 courses at undergraduate level. The annual enrollment in all the four schools is nearly 4,000 students. It is ranked as one of the top-ranked university in the state. Washburn University The Washburn University is located in Topeka, Kansas. Founded in February 1865 as Lincoln College, it is a co-educational , public university of higher learning. It offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It enrolls approximately 6,500 students and has an endowment of $112 million. The campus has many notable attractions, including the Crane observatory and Mulvane Art Museum. Friends University, Wichita The Friends University is located in Wichita, Kansas. It is a private non-denominational Christian institution. The university was founded in 1898. The original structure of the building was built for Garfield University in 1886. The university offers various professional, undergraduate, and graduate level programs. Some of the notable courses offered in the university are degrees in Business and Information, Education, Fine Arts, Natural Science and Mathematics, and Health Care.