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Alabama Hills: A California Geological Treasure

On the eastern slope of the Sierras, just three hours north of Los Angeles, lies the deceptively-named “Alabama Hills” — a wonder of geology and Earth science. Sitting around 5,300 feet in elevation, this rolling vista of rock formations, classic Western landscapes, and spectacular natural weathered arches is a treat for anyone who visits (not…

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California Cliffs Are At Risk Of Collapse

The cliffs along California’s coastline are eroding faster than you think. Some may even be close to collapse. A new study in the journal Geomorphology identifies some of the most high-risk areas, and attempts to pin down the erosion’s cause. Heading Over The Cliffs As the sea level rises on planet Earth, more serious issues arise…

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A Look At Bishop’s Boulders

On the western limits of the Owens Valley just outside of Bishop, CA, lies a legendary geological and ecological area known as The Buttermilks. You would think that California already had as much awe-inspiring geology as it could handle, considering the state is home to Yosemite Valley, Stoney Point, Tahquitz, and other mind-bogglingly beautiful rock formations.…

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How Was Yosemite Formed?

If you’ve ever been to Yosemite Valley, you’ve no doubt stood and stared in wonder at the unreal vista that greets you as you peer at the sweeping meadows and granite cliffs. There is arguably no place on the entire planet that is as perfectly picturesque, as seemingly well-composed as though it were created with…