✮ The Biltmore Estate gardens, Ashville, NC. One of those amazing places that you have to see to grasp the size. You can stand at one end of the house and see Mt Pisgah, 20 miles away, at one time the Vanderbilts owned all of the land betwenn this "home" and that mountain. It is the largest privately owned house in the United States, at 178,926 square feet.
Kawuneeche Valley is a marshy valley of Colorado River near its beginning. It is located on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The axis of the valley runs almost directly north to south. Kawuneeche means "Valley of the Coyote" in Arapaho Indian language. Coyotes still live here, as do wapiti (elk), mule deer, re-introduced in 1978 into nearby North Park moose, mountain lion.