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Bishop, CA 93514
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Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, this national monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery. The formation of Devils Postpile began when basalt lava erupted in the valley of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River and it is a rare sight in the geologic world, ranking as one of the world
History lovers shouldn't miss out on a trip to Manzanar, one of the most well-preserved war relocation camps of WWII. This was home to many Japanese migrants post Pearl Harbor. Today, a visit to the place can be really interesting as remains like the barracks, exhibits around the camp and various pictures taken by photographers recreate a scene of how things might have been. Though the memories that it brings back are not all pleasant, the location with the majestic Sierra-Nevada backdrop is undoubtedly breathtaking!
There is no greater artist than the nature, a look at this monument will tell you why. A geological formation produced due to cooling down of hot lava that erupted centuries ago, Devils Postpile is, along with the nearby Rainbow Falls, a part of the Devils Postpile National Monument. It is a large structure of extremely symmetrical basalt columns that tower as high as 400 feet (102m) that formed some 100,000 years ago. The site is now a popular tourist attraction owing to the beauty of the rock formation, the rainbow falls and the serene wooded area that surrounds them.
This park is an extraordinary place of beauty and diversity. Kings Canyon National Park, located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range, has to its credit some of the most scenic natural wonders in its 461,901 acres (186,925 hectares) that will leave you awestruck. Gigantic trees, some of the deepest canyons, and highest peaks in the country dot this landscape. It is every bit a vibrant mix of tall cliffs, green meadows, waterfalls and rivers. It is no surprise then that over 2,000,000 people visit every year.