The stuff dreams are made of: A brilliant, fog-free sunrise at Golden Gate National Monument. Photo by Jeff Lewis. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 7/22/16.
Rising nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level, Half Dome is a Yosemite National Park icon and a great challenge to many hikers. At least a 14-mile round trip through wilderness with an elevation gain of over 4,800 feet, this hike is not for the unprepared. Permits are required to reduce crowding – protect natural and cultural resources, and improve safety. But for those who make to the top, the view is indescribable. Photo by National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 7/25/16.
Photo by Tom Hamilton. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 7/4/16.
An alternative, foggy view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo by Dave Gordon. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 8/23/16.
On August 24, 2016, President Obama designated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument – our nation’s newest national monument and the 413th site in the national park system. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will permanently protect north-central Maine’s awe-inspiring mountains, forests and waters for current and future generations. The approximately 87,500 acres that make up the new national monument is rich in biodiversity and known for its outstanding opportunities to hike, canoe, hunt, fish, snowmobile, snowshoe and cross-country ski. Photo by Scott Miller. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 8/24/16.