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Horsetail thru the Trees

Horsetail Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California, is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The fall occurs on the east side of El Capitan. Wikipedia

Acorn Woodpecker

A clown-faced western woodpecker with a complicated social structure, living in small colonies. Best known for its habit of hoarding acorns: the birds drill small holes in a dead snag, then harvest acorns in fall and store them in these holes, to be eaten during winter. Such a “granary tree” may be used for generations …

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Bridalveil Fall Yosemite

Bridalveil Fall From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bridalveil Fall Bridalveil Fall as seen from Tunnel View on California State Route 41. Location Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California. Type Plunge Total height 188 metres (617 ft) Number of drops 1 World height ranking 431 Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National …

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Yosemite panorama

History of the Yosemite area From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Galen Clark, the first guardian of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, pictured in front of the Grizzly Giant Tree, Mariposa Grove around 1858-9. For over 3,000 years Sierra Miwok, Mono, Paiute, and other Native American groups have lived in the central Sierra Nevada region of California. When European Americans first visited …

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Yosemite views

There are numerous viewpoints around Yosemite National Park. Don’t limit yourself to these viewpoints; whenever you see a turnout with an interesting view, pull into the turnout and take a look around–you never know what you might discover. https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/viewpoints.htm

Joshua Tree National Park

Where Two Deserts Meet Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to …

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