Few daring visitors • Earth.com Few daring visitors

On a good day, the Farallones can be spotted from San Francisco, an ominous speck on the horizon out past the Golden Gate Bridge. But despite their proximity to the city, the rocky islands remain firmly off the tourist radar. In fact, just a handful of brave visitors make the trip across the Pacific breakers to them every year. Indeed, most people are not allowed to venture ashore. Photo Credit: Stocktrek Images/Getty Images

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