LOS ANGELES In Death Valley, piles of human feces and hunks of what rangers call toilet paper flowers were left scattered around the desert.
At Joshua Tree, officials found about 24 miles of unauthorized new trails carved into the desert landscape by off-road vehicles, along with some of the parks namesake trees toppled.
And at Point Reyes along the Marin County coast, a colony of elephant seals made a popular beach their new home and welcomed 40 new pups into the world.
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