Wilderness areas are places untamed by humans. They protect America’s pristine wild lands from development so they will not disappear. Of Yosemite National Park’s 1,200 square miles, nearly 95 percent of it is designated as wilderness and many consider the park the gateway to California’s other unspoiled wilderness areas. Pictured here is Cathedral Peak along the John Muir Trail glowing with the setting sun.
This weekend, President Obama and the First Family are exploring the wonders of Yosemite. Follow along @whitehouse.
Photo by Vivek Vijaykumar (www.sharetheexperience.org).