15 Photos That Show Why Yosemite Matters
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Although wildfires are a naturally occurring process, climate change might be causing California blazes to become more prevalent, last longer and cover more ground. The 2013 Rim Fire has come dangerously close to some of America's greatest treasures within Yosemite National Park. Here are a few reasons why Yosemite is too important to go up in flames.
The park is home to three distinct sequoia groves. Some of the most famous trees in the world can be found there, including the Grizzly Giant and the Wawona "Tunnel" Tree.
Fresh snow fall on Giant Sequoia Trees at Mariposa Grove. (Getty Images)
An ancient sequoia tree in Mariposa Grove of Yosemite National Park. (Getty Images)
A party of convalescent sailors are passing through the Wawona Tunnel Tree in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, Calif., August 13, 1943. (AP Photo/Ernest King)
California, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove, Giant Sequoias, Grizzly Giant. (Photo by Education Images/UIG
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