Beyond Berkeley: an escape from squirrels and schoolwork

Bixby Bridge in Big Sur
Zainab Ali/Staff
Bixby Bridge in Big Sur

Few schools can say they have as much beauty surrounding them in every direction as UC Berkeley does. But we often get so caught up in studying, clubs, research and all the other things that encompass what it means to be a student, that we forget to go out and explore. So, Bears, tread carefully, but go and see the world. Here are some photos from my own exploration of Yosemite, Big Sur, Point Reyes, Treasure Island and Battery Spencer.

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The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Battery Spencer

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The Bay Bridge as seen from Treasure Island

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The Cypress Tree Tunnel at Point Reyes

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Lighthouse at Point Reyes

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Cliffs at Point Reyes

Bixby Bridge in Big Sur

Coast at Big Sur

Coast at Big Sur

McWay Falls in Big Sur

17 Mile Drive in Monterey

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

McWay Falls, Big Sur

McWay Falls, Big Sur

Sutro Bath ruins, San Francisco

Sutro Bath ruins, San Francisco

Misty mountain at Yosemite National Park

Misty mountain at Yosemite National Park

Lower Yosemite Falls

Lower Yosemite Falls

Tunnel View at Yosemite National Park

Tunnel View at Yosemite National Park

Lower Yosemite Falls at Yosemite National Park

Lower Yosemite Falls at Yosemite National Park

Merced River in Yosemite National Park

Merced River in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Stoneman Bridge in Yosemite National Park

Stoneman Bridge in Yosemite National Park

Lower Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park

Lower Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park

Merced River in Yosemite National Park

Merced River in Yosemite National Park

Snowy road in Yosemite National Park

Snowy road in Yosemite National Park

Happy Isle Trail at Yosemite National Park

Happy Isle Trail at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Zainab Ali is a photographer for the Daily Cal, and a special contributor to the Weekender. Contact Zainab at [email protected]