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Ansel Adams Wilderness

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The Ansel Adams Wilderness is a wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada of California,USA. The wilderness is part of the Inyo and Sierra National Forests. The wilderness was established as part of the original Wilderness Act in 1964 (originally named the Minarets Wilderness). In 1984, after his death, the area was expanded and renamed in honor of Ansel Adams, well-known nature photographer who is famous for his landscape photographs of the Sierra Nevada.

The wilderness spans 230,258 acres (932 km²). Yosemite National Park lies to the north and northwest, while the John Muir Wilderness lies to the south.

Points of interest in the Ansel Adams Wilderness include

External links and references

See also: List of guidebooks about the Sierra Nevada

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