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Inyo, California

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move.
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(Wikimedia Commons)
Orick, California

Fern Canyon

Canyon walls shrouded in ferns.
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Hoodoos
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
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Crater Lake, Oregon

Old Man of the Lake

A vertically floating hemlock controls the waves and weather at Crater Lake.
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Phantom Ship Rock
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
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The Chandelier Tree in 2005.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

Massive redwood tree that has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
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The sign welcoming visitors to the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
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Olema, California

1906 Earthquake Fence

'Cause the fence start shaking, the earth was quaking.
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Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
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Lake Berryessa Glory Hole Spillway
Napa, California

Monticello Dam Morning Glory Spillway

The largest drain hole in the world.
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Calabasas, California

Malibu Hindu Temple

A glittering South Asian anomaly in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb.
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Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
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Japanese Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
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San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection.
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San Francisco, California

Research Departments, California Academy of Sciences

A century and a half of research in the sciences and natural history, still going strong.
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The San Francisco Cable Car Museum lives in a beautiful brick building on Masonic street.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
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The salt ponds
Newark, California

Salt Ponds of San Francisco Bay

From the sky, a kaleidoscope of color brightens the grey landscape of the San Francisco Bay.
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San Francisco, California

Pier 22½ & the SFFD Fire Boats

Prone to disastrous fires, the city of San Francisco has the Guardian, a fireboat gifted by residents, to watch over them from the bay.
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This is the right side of the complex. From here you can see one of the few remaining structures and for some reason a city bus.
Chatsworth, California

LA-88 Nike Missile Base

Abandoned anti-ballistic missile base.
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Davis, California

Bohart Museum of Entomology

This museum boasts the ninth-largest collection of insects in North America.
38.5354, -121.7527
Davis, California

Solar Intersections

Outsider art or homage to aliens?
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Davis, California

Eggheads

Seven ceramic sculptures scattered around the University of California, Davis campus.
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The entrance of the toad tunnel, starting at the post office parking lot. (Davis Wiki)
Davis, California

Davis Toad Tunnel

Special tunnels built so that frogs won't be killed when crossing the highway.
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Dixon, California

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze

The corn maze so big you may want to pack a lunch, and possibly a flaregun.
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