• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Places

Car drives through opening cut in Wawona Tree in 1929
The Wawona Tree has an ongoing story that includes the 1881 event when a tunnel was cut through it. The sign at base of the tree reads: "26 feet; height 227 feet, roadway built in 1875." The tree, which fell in 1969, can be visited in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
NPS Historic Photograph Collection
 

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Peaks in Huangshan

Yosemite and Huangshan are sister parks. Huangshan, which protects over 77 magnificent granite peaks 3,000 feet (1,000 m) or higher, is one of China's most famous and sacred scenic areas. Countless poems and writings dating back 2,200 years attest to its beauty. More...