The Fissures at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, CA
A gaping fissure at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, California. Visitors must watch their step around the fissures on the dome, but they will be rewarded with spectacular 360 degree views at the top.
Yosemite National Park was one of the earliest national parks. Formed in 1890, it was preceded only by Yellowstone and Sequoia National Parks. Its creation was advocated by naturalists such as John Muir and Galen Clark, as well as many other influential figures. Today, it protects and preserves a broad variety of flora, fauna, geography, and Native American heritage. It is famous for its waterfalls, but visitors can also enjoy lush meadows, craggy rock ridges, and mammoth sequoias. 95 percent of the park’s 747,956 acres are designated wilderness.