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Large boulders, some as large as a building, found balanced at the entrance to Balconies Cave in Pinnacles National Monument near Soledad, California.  These boulders are volcanic in origin, remains of an ancient volcano that has long eroded away.

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A: Balconies Cave southern entrance

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B: Machete Ridge from Balconies Cave Trail

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Machete Ridge is a prominent rock formation in Pinnacles National Monument near Soledad, California. ...

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C: Chaparral Ranger Station parking area

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D: Pinnacles National Monument

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E: High Peaks Trail [2]

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Volcanic boulders and spires occupy the High Peaks trail in Pinnacles National Monument, California. ...

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F: High Peaks Trail

by Igor Chuevskyi, 1.2 km away

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G: High Peaks Trail [3]

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H: Tunnel Trail

by Steven dosRemedios, 1.5 km away

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I: Tunnel Trail

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J: High Peaks Trail [1]

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The High Peaks Trail goes up a rock formation as it meanders around the High Peaks area of Pinnacles ...

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This panorama was taken in California, USA

This is an overview of USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

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