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Wow. Lightning strikes the San Francisco Bay Bridge during a storm last night.
Photograph by Phil McGrew
Viewed from the road, Joshua Tree National Park in California only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Come see for yourself!
Photo: Troy Duncan - National Park Service
I know I know we’re a little obsessed with this tumblr but it’s so darn cool. We like to call it vacation-planning.
Horsetail Fall flows over the eastern edge of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. It’s a small waterfall that many people don’t notice, but it has gained popularity as more and more people have noticed it can glow orange during sunset in mid to late February.
Photo: Bethany Gediman - National Park Service
Ohhhhhh boy we just stumbled on this tumblr and it’s mesmerizing. Get ready for your daily dose of National Park beauty. The Department of Interior — dare we say it? — wins the internet.
California spends more on its prison system than on higher education. The University of California system is effectively being privatized with the state funding less than half of tuition.