Yosemite Valley


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Yosemite Valley

 

the valley of the Merced River, on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada in the state of California, USA. Yosemite Valley is within the bounds of Yosemite National Park. Length, approximately 11 km; width, 800–1, 600 m; depth, to 1, 500 m. Its steep slopes are composed of granite, polished by glacial activity. There are dense coniferous forests and many waterfalls, including Yosemite Fall and Ribbon Fall.

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Yosemite Valley is an ideal place to study rockfall in part because of its glacial history.
Meanwhile, the North Dome Trail is a 10.4-mile all-day hike which offers views of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley.
We were sat at Tunnel Point, looking down on Yosemite Valley. Before us were with the park's most famous rock formations - El Capitan and Half Dome - towering above the trees like ancient guardian bearers of the wondrous landscape.
Stand on the Yosemite Valley floor, and El Capitan rises more than 3,000 feet above you, begging to be photographed.
The patient became symptomatic on July 18, after camping at Crane Flat Campground in Yosemite July 12-17 and visiting Yosemite Valley and Rainbow Pool Day Use Area (Stanislaus National Forest) during this period (Table 1; Figure 1).
His memoir of his climb of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley follows his mastery of the finer art of rock climbing, his development of physical prowess after years of honing intellectual pursuits, and his failures and successes.
For a park that sees an estimated 3.7 million visitors a year, most of whom spend all their time in Yosemite Valley occupying only one per cent of the park, it's remarkably easy to find tranquillity.
With the exception of some smoke in Yosemite valley, the park itself was largely unaffected by the fire and remained open, Gediman said.
For the first time since the blaze broke out in a neighboring forest two weeks ago, smoke obscured Yosemite Valley, home to the California park's most popular landmarks, spokeswoman Kari Cobb said.
The tourist mecca of Yosemite Valley remained open.