It seems to me an escape from Alcatraz Island would have been possible. Granted, the currents felt very strong right next to the island when “I escaped,” but thousands of swimmers escape every year for fun. The New York Times ran this story to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a famous escape:
Tale of 3 Inmates Who Vanished From Alcatraz Maintains Intrigue 50 Years Later
Many people do not realize that the storied Alcatraz Island is also part of the National Park system. A mile and one-half from the shores of San Francisco, the island features gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and 360 degree bay views.
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Bobcat on a ridge above Olema Valley in the Golden Gate National Parks
Happy Earth Day!
Plumas-Eureka State Park. Photo by John Cooper.
Grassroots park group raises funds to save Plumas-Eureka State Park in California’s Sierra Nevada
Nonprofits raise funds to rescue Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, famous for rare ecological phenomenon. Photo courtesy of Steve Rotman
Can’t see the forest for the trees (Taken with instagram)
Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse became a California State Historic Park in 2005.
Northern elephant seal on the beach in Año Nuevo State Park
King Protea blooming at the UC Botanical Garden. The King Protea is the National Flower of South Africa.