Scenic USA - California
Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
information, links to other sites are provided, but are never to be considered an endorsement.
Points of Interest
|Photo by Fred Weyman
Fred Weyman Photography
With the addition of 70,000 acres in 2009, the John Muir Wilderness grew to over 650,000 acres of some of the most striking alpine scenery in the Sierra Nevada Range. Formed by colliding tectonic plates . . . molten rock, Cretaceous Period granite plutons and metamorphic rock all contribute to today's colorful basins, mountainsides and sharp ridges. Named for wilderness advocate John Muir, this great expanse of high altitude terrain encompasses much of the land which Muir himself explored in the 1800s.
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