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Hang Glide Over Yosemite National Park in 360 Degrees

See Yosemite National Park the same way a Peregrine falcon might: Soar over it with incredible 360 degree views. In this Nature on PBS video, a hang glider launches off a sheer rock cliff, flies next to a waterfall, and lands in a grassy field within this national treasure. Some history from Wikipedia:

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, glaciers, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea. First, Galen Clark and others lobbied to protect Yosemite Valley from development, ultimately leading to President Abraham Lincoln‘s signing the Yosemite Grant in 1864. Later, John Muir led a successful movement to establish a larger national park encompassing not just the valley, but surrounding mountains and forests as well—paving the way for the United States national park system.

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Enjoy more 360 degree videos and more videos of Yosemite National Park on this site, including Yosemite’s Horsetail ‘firefall’ at sunset. Plus: See Pilcher’s Hawk, the glider that broke the world distance record in 1897 for flying unpowered.

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