The exquisite "Bridal Vail" [sic] will have a bowling alley at the foot of it; the solemn "El Capitan" will look down upon faro tables; the "Cathedral Rock" will be pasted up with advertisements of "Angelica bitters;" and the glorious Yosemite fall
will run the wheels of a woolen factory.
Fine specimens may be found any night at the foot of the Upper Yosemite Fall
, glowing gloriously amid the gloomy shadows and thundering waters, whenever there is plenty of moonlight and spray.
The Valley Loop Trail, a 13-mile footpath with views of Upper Yosemite Fall
and Bridalveil Fall, rings the western part of Yosemite Valley--and almost no one hikes it.
Upper Yosemite Fall
alone is a whopping 1,430 feet of plunging water.
* Instead of driving around the valley take the free shuttle bus that operates year-round to popular spots like the Valley Visitor Center and the base of Lower Yosemite Fall
. Shuttle stops are within easy walking distance of all parking lots; call the park for details.
With a strength belying her small, slight frame, she hoists a heavy tripod and camera bag and leads us up the short trail from the valley floor to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall
. The upper fall is bearded in frost; a cone of frozen spray has formed at the base.
Synopsis: Spot climbers on El Cap, hike to rushing Yosemite Falls
, float in the refreshing Merced River, visit Tuolumne's alpine meadows, take an afternoon bicycle ride around the Valley--Yosemite has much to offer visitors, including its youngest ones.
Stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, California: It doesn't get much more romantic than this historic and ultra-cosy hotel set against Yosemite Falls
, Half Dome and Glacier Point.
"You're looking at Yosemite Falls
and in front of you is plastic bottles and trash bags," he said.
It's where you'll find postcard landmarks El Capitan, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls
- although you'll struggle to get a photo without someone else in the shot.
Geological Survey decided to intensify their research after a rockfall killed three hikers and injured 19 on the upper Yosemite Falls
Trail in 1980.
capstone projects such as the Yosemite Falls
approach and Stern Grove in San Francisco, and significant postmodernist projects including the Los Angeles Open Space Network.