Tourists can swarm through the corpse of the once-thriving town of Rhyolite, Nevada, gawking at desiccated and dilapidated husks of buildings and automobiles.

Cars leave light trails across the Golden Gate Bridge as they flit between San Francisco and Sausalito.

Sunlight refracts through the water at the Steinhart Aquarium of the California Academy of Sciences.

No hiking required for this stupendous view at Yosemite National Park.

Hiking in the woods around Lake Manzanita, viewing Lassen Peak across the water, was a pleasant way to spend the morning.

Discovering the Rubicon Point Lighthouse while hiking around Lake Tahoe highlights the value of serendipity while traveling.