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Dry Yosemite National Park

I stopped by to visit Yosemite National Park a couple of weeks ago, and for the first time, I ran into a dry Yosemite. When you see all those spectacular photos of Yosemite Falls, you might forget that the beautiful scene isn’t constant. Depending on the amount of snowfall the region receives during the winter, it’s not uncommon for Yosemite Falls to go dry in the late summer or early autumn. While the valley is still spectacular, for anyone who … Continue reading

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Yosemite Falls

If you go to Yosemite, one of the highlights of the trip will be seeing Yosemite Falls. It’s highest measured waterfall in North America with a drop of 2,425 feet (739 meters) and the sixth (sometimes now listed as seventh with the discovery of Gocta Cataracts) highest measured waterfall in the world. While it appears from Yosemite Valley that Yosemite Falls consist of a two-stage drop of Upper Yosemite Falls and Lower Yosemite Falls, there is actually a Yosemite Falls … Continue reading

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Bridalveil Fall Yosemite

Bridalveil fall is one of the prominent landmarks you will see if you enter Yosemite National Park from the south end and stop at Tunnel View. Bridalveil Fall is 617 feet (188 meters) high and flows year round, although the rate of flow changes from season to season. Ostrander Lake which is just under 10 miles away is the primary water source of Bridalveil Falls. It is a short hike from the parking lot up to a view point of … Continue reading

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Tunnel View Yosemite

If you enter Yosemite National Park from the south along California State Route 41, the first grand view of Yosemite Valley that you will see will be at Tunnel View. Tunnel View is located directly east of the Wawona Tunnel as you exit the tunnel and emerge into Yosemite valley. The view is spectacular with the southwest face of El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridalveil Fall all part of the scenery. Definitely worth the stop to get your first peak … Continue reading

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