One of the most famous place in California is also one of the most beautiful — Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. The park is open year round and there is always something spectacular to see.
This year, because of the extreme drought in California, the waterfalls will most likely stop by the end of the summer. Last year, one of the largest fires in California history, much of the area near Yosemite burned. Sometimes we forget that even things that are massive and beautiful can be very fragile.
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