manzanita shrub

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manzanita shrub

Manzanita shrub (genus Arctostaphylos).­

For more information about the Manzanita, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Manzanita.

Photo taken in the Pinnacles National Park (California)

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April 16, 2017
High Peaks Trail, Paicines, CA 95043, USA

Photos of the Pinnacles National Park (California), taken in April 2017 during 2 days of hiking on the most scenic trails of the park.­

The dramatic landscape with red cliffs, pinnacles and caves is formed by breccias rocks, which are the geologic remnants of an extinct volcano located near the San Andreas fault.­

Several "talus caves" can be found in the park.­ Deep, narrow gorges and shear fractures were transformed into caves by large chunks of rock falling from above and wedging into the cracks leaving an open area below.­

For more info about this place, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Pinnacles_­National_­Park and www.­nps.­gov/­pinn/­index.­htm