Google Doodle Celebrates Yosemite’s 123rd Anniversary

Today (Oct. 1), marks the 123rd anniversary since the founding of Yosemite National Park, but ironically, it’s the first time in 17 years that tourists won’t be able to step foot to take in all that this natural wonder offers.

That’s because today also begins the shutdown of the U.S. government after Congress was unable to reach an agreement to keep the government running by the midnight deadline on Monday, reports the Washington Post.

With the government shut down, that means government-funded National Parks and national monuments will be closed to tourists.

Despite the shutdown, Google paid tribute to one of California’s natural wonder in their daily ‘Google Doodle.’ The park, founded in 1890, features a sprawling¬†760,000 of beautiful wilderness, waterfalls, and giant sequoias and draws in more than 3.7 million visitors a year.

Until the park is reopened, let Google guide you through what all Yosemite has to offer.

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