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    Grand Canyon Steam Train Ride!
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    Grand Canyon Steam Train Ride!

    November 27, 2019

    One of the best ways to travel to and from
    the Grand Canyon is on board the Grand Canyon Railway. For the next 30 minutes, we will be traveling
    on board a steam powered train between Williams, Arizona and the south rim of the Grand Canyon,
    located 64 miles to the north. Along the way, we’ll take a look out the
    back of the parlor car “Chief” and watch the train pass by various location as we speed
    through some of the most rugged country in the west! This is Grand Canyon Steam Train Adventure! The train arrives at the Grand Canyon just before
    noon. Passengers have the next few hours to enjoy
    the sights and spectacular views of the canyon. As the train arrives back in Williams, our
    journey comes to a close. Thanks for coming along for the ride aboard
    the Grand Canyon Railway! To find out more about the train, visit
    for schedules, tickets, and additional information. For more on the Grand Canyon, visit If you enjoyed the video and want to see more
    like it in the future, let me know by hitting the thumps up and leaving a comment below. If you’re not already, be sure to subscribe
    to the channel for notifications of my weekly video uploads. That’s it for now. Until next time, I’m Mike Armstrong. I’ll see you down the line! Thanks for watching!

    WORLD’S FASTEST ZIP LINE! | Wales, United Kingdom  ?
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    WORLD’S FASTEST ZIP LINE! | Wales, United Kingdom ?

    November 24, 2019

    You’re watching Vagabrothers. We’re in Wales, and this is the world’s fastest zipline. 3-2-1 Good morning Vagabuddies. Welcome back to Vagabrothers. It’s day three of our exploration in Wales, and today we’re surrounded by snow-capped mountains and waterfalls in Snowdonia National Park. Mount Snowdon is right behind us. It’s the biggest mountain in Wales, second biggest in the UK, and this whole area used to be historically slate mining, but it’s recently been rebranded as adventure capital of Wales. So we’re going to find out why in this episode. Stay tuned. The way this thing works is that we are in an old slate mine, and Wales was one of the regions in the UK that produced a lot of slate, a lot of coal; there’s a lot of mining in the mountains here, and this is an old slate mine. I’m having DejaVu. This reminds me a lot of our trip last year to Northern England in the Lakes District because we were at Honister Slate Mine, which I think is the last working mine in the U.K. Obviously when mining….. the mining industry kind of declined here in the U.K. , it caused a lot of unemployment and a lot of different shifts in the economy. So this is an interesting way to see how they’re turning something that once was heavy industry into tourism. We were just sitting here looking at the setup and watching these people go down on this little small zipline here. There’s no way that could be like the world’s fastest zipline. You can’t get going fast enough. You totally thought it was, and then we realized that you just take the zipline, the first one like a warm-up zipline down, and then you hop in a truck from there and you drive all the way up this mountain to up there. We have to put on these little jackets like flak jackets, and then we’re going to put on a harness because we’re going to be hanging head first when we go down. This is going to be insane. Number one down. Warmup done. Just arriving now to the top. It’s called the big zipper. The big zipper, man. Soft landing, you know, if you fall off into the water. Oh my god, dude. I don’t even know if I enjoyed these things Why do I do it? You ready, Mark? Let’s do it. 3-2-1. That was crazy fast. We’ve hopped back into the car, and now we’re driving off to another zip world adventure, but honestly that zipline was amazing. I think that’s the closest you can get to wingsuiting without jumping out of an airplane or off a cliff or whatever. For all the anticipation, it was less scary than it seemed because once you got past the ground below, you kind of lost perspective how fast you’re going opened up over the water and you’re able just to enjoy it. Next we’re going to go to Bounce Below ,which is a really interesting amusement park that is built into the underground caverns of a former slate mine. The scenery in this valley is incredible. We’re driving up this huge kind of u-shaped glacial valley. The tips of the peaks are covered in snow . They’re waterfalls cascading down into the bottom of the valley, and we’re on this twisty, turny road that just hugs the cliffside all the way up and over into the next valley. We have zipped over to a different slate mine, and this one’s got a thing called Bounce Below, which I think is like a bunch of trampolines in this underground cavern that used to be a slate mine. This should be fun. In certain respects, this is kind of similar to what miners would have had to do. They’d put on a hardhat; they’d eat a sausage roll; they would walk or take the train down into the cavern and start mining. Mining was extremely dangerous. They would go 500 meters down underground and then once you started working, which usually started in your early teens, you’d work your whole life. It was extremely dangerous. If they didn’t die from explosions or gases, oftentimes a runaway cart could end your life in a second. Now, if you get triple bounced, you could end your life in a second. What’s the best thing about bouncing down here? It’s in a cave, so it’s amazing and it’s different, and it’s unique. This is what it must be like to be a kangaroo. I’m tired. This is exhausting All right guys. We have journeyed down into this little gully, and we’re in this beautiful forest, and we’ve met up with Richard who’s going to take us foraging. Hi guys.What’s going on Richard? Where are we? We’re on the edge of Clocaenog Forest. We’re just outside the market town of Ruthin. So you’re from Cornwall originally. Why come here, and why get into foraging? There aren’t any mountains in Cornwall, for a starter, but the foraging thing started down there with my family, and it’s something that’s always been part of my life, but I… Wales is such a fantastic climate for foraging. Can you tells us about how foraging has evolved in terms of restaurants and the culinary scene in general? It was the first foraging revolution back in the ’70s when people really started to pick up on the idea of living off the land. I don’t know. It’s like there’s the post hippie movement that started that, and it really kick-started this desire to go out and find wild things to eat and have a greater connection with with our food. We work with people to take them out show them how to gather wild food safely, legally, ethically. Just walked down this path for about a quarter of a mile, and we’ve already found something to add to the list. What do we have here, Richard? We’ve got some wild garlic down there. Really common at this time of year; really easy to find; perfectly safe to eat, but there’s a lot you can do with it. Does it bear any resemblance to our non wild garlic? It’s Allium Ursinum, is its Latin name. It looks more like spring onion with longer leaves, but the scent really intense. That is incredible though. It smells exactly like garlic. It is garlic. It’s wild garlic….. mmm. With this you could just chop it and chuck it on top of a pizza or something ,and you’d get the same flavor as garlic. Or a soup….it works actually quite well with stinging nettle in a soup. Stinging nettle? Yeah, you can make that as well Really? Yeah. We found the next little batch What’s this one? This one is opposite leaves, golden saxifrage. That’s quite a tongue twister. This is like a… like a salad plant, so it’s strange but it tastes a little bit hairy. There’s a weird texture going on with it. Yeah, as it goes down your throat, feels like you just ate a mothball, but it tastes good, cucumber peppermint.. Richard here has a pan and some olive oil, so we’re just going to pan fry these mushrooms, a little bit of wild garlic, have ourselves a nice little Welsh natural feast. Welcome to Chef’s Table, Season 4. Looks good. Hmmm. That’s good, but you can just tell that you got good ingredients, don’t need too much to make it taste delicious. Thanks for watching. That was a super fun day. If you enjoyed this video, make sure you give it a thumbs- up, share with your friends, and subscribe to Vagabrothers and don’t forget to turn on notifications so you get an update every time we publish a cool travel video. Make sure you stay tuned for the rest of the Wales series. We’ve got a lot more adventures coming at you. In the meantime stay curious, keep exploring, and we will see you Vagabuddies on the road. Peace.

    Chipko Re – Maati Baani Ft. Piyush Mishra #SaveAareyForest
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    Chipko Re – Maati Baani Ft. Piyush Mishra #SaveAareyForest

    November 15, 2019

    Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Ped kata khacch se mitti se nikli haaye Ped kata khacch se mitti se nikli haaye Jaag re bande Uth re bande Raha na koi upaaye Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Jungalon ke beech me kulhada phir gaya Phool roya aur kali ka rang gir gaya Jungalon ke beech me kulhada phir gaya Phool roya aur kali ka rang gir gaya Main toh sala chup khada hoon baad me pachtaaye Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko The long swings you took as a child from the aerial roots of the banyan tree, All those numerous nests built on it by cheerful birds free, Always remember these sights wonderful, And make your life once again colourful Now you see only the road to and fro, But must you miss those trees as you grow Nature has always been your best friend, Forgetting her is not a healthy trend. Come on, you Mumbaikar laddie Make it a bit quicker, Why don’t you get it straight buddy It’s now or it’s never! Hawa pe leni padegi thodi subsidy Jungalon ki laash pe hai buildinge khadi Hawa pe leni padegi thodi subsidy Jungalon ki laash pe hai buildinge khadi Oxygen ka tank leke kya karenge Kya karenge bhai Mai jo chipak jaau aaj har ek ped se Bolu ki Mai katunga Phir katenge ye… Mai jo chipak jaau aaj har ek ped se Bolu ki Mai katunga Phir katenge ye… Kiski majaal hai jo kaat jaae haye Kiski majaal hai jo kaat jaae kaat jaaye haye Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko Chipko re Chipko re Chipko re Chipko CHIPKO!

    A Brief History of Yellowstone National Park | National Geographic
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    A Brief History of Yellowstone National Park | National Geographic

    August 12, 2019

    (light music) – [Marielena] Yellowstone is epic, strange, and iconic. It is well-deserving of
    its protected status. But how did it come to be the worlds first National Park? (light music) Archeologists have found evidence of human activity in Yellowstone that dates back at least 11,000 years. Oral histories of Salish Native Americans suggest their ancestors were here 3,000 years ago. Today there are still 26
    Native American tribes that are connected to this land. Some of the first
    European visitors included fur traders and trackers
    in the late 1700s. But the first big incentive for settlers came in 1863, gold. (water sloshing) Prospectors flocked to Yellowstone in hopes of finding more. The Northern Pacific
    Railroad Company heard of the wonders of Yellowstone. A big attraction like this
    could help their plans to expand their railroad west. So they sponsored the
    Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition of 1870. As the first formal
    expedition of Yellowstone, they explored vast regions of the park. Including Tower Fall, Yellowstone Lake, and the geyser basins. Their most memorable achievement, naming Old Faithful. (light music) Painter Thomas Moran as
    well as a photographer and sketch artist were also on the expedition team. Their work introduced
    Yellowstone to the world. And captured the imagination of Congress. Then, on March 1st, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed an act establishing Yellowstone National Park. The country’s very first National Park. (light music) The Park is around two million acres. An expansive wilderness with places that even today few have seen. Filled with wildlife including 285 species of birds. And over 65 species of mammals. (wolf howling) But what’s on top of this park is nothing compared to the giant reserve of magma that lies below. Thermal power is what
    makes Yellowstone tick. Old Faithful remains true to its name. And to this day gushes
    up thousands of gallons of hot water every hour or so. (light music) It’s one of the most famous natural features in Yellowstone. But, it’s not the only one. There are over 10,000 thermal features in Yellowstone. Including hot springs, mud pots, and steam vents. They sit in one giant
    caldera of a super volcano. Some 45 miles across at its widest. 2.1 million years ago Yellowstone erupted and covered over 5,000
    square miles with ash. About 6,000 times the volume of material ejected from Mount St. Helens in 1980. It’s among the largest volcano eruptions known to man. Yellowstone is still active and another eruption is possible. But it probably won’t
    happen in the next thousand or even 10,000 years. In the meantime, Yellowstone hosts millions
    of guests every year. There are now 59 National Parks in the United States. But Yellowstone will always be the world’s first.