Monthly Archives: February 2013

Horsetail Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA

Horsetail Falls is a thin waterfall that flows down the side of El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, which lights up with an orange glow resembling lava when the conditions are right.  Horsetail Falls generally only flows in the winter … Continue reading

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Elephant Seals

Elephant seals are named for the large proboscis (elongated nose) on the adult males.  These northern elephant seals spend most of their lives in the open ocean, but each winter they congregate on the beaches at Piedras Blancas (near San … Continue reading

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Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

The Fire Wave is one of the most popular rock formations in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park.   The layers of red and white sandstone create a unique geological formation.  The Fire Wave has become so popular that the park … Continue reading

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