Lower Yosemite Falls View


It doesn’t get much better than sitting on a log while viewing Lower Yosemite Falls but it would have been a little chilly and wet on this day!

Bear Paw Print in Yosemite NP


Up to 30,000 black bears have been estimated to inhabit California and one of them left this paw print in the snow in Yosemite National Park (that’s my adult daughter’s hand for a size comparison).  I like how you can see some of the impression left by the ends of the toenails.  There are no grizzly bears in California, with the last one being killed in Tulare County in 1922.

Half Dome in Yosemite


Half Dome rises 4,737 feet from the valley floor to reach a final height of 8,839 feet. It was first successfully climbed by George A. Anderson in 1875.  Today, the summit can be reached via a 16 mile (round trip) trail, with the last 400 feet being aided by two steel cables.

Links:    Half Dome day hike     previous related post

Upper Yosemite Fall


Upper Yosemite Fall plunges 1,430 feet before heading into five smaller drops known as the Middle Cascades (675 feet), followed by Lower Yosemite Fall (320 feet) for a total of 2,425 feet.  The top of the falls can be reached by a 7.2 mile round trip trail (2,700 ft elevation gain) known as the Yosemite Falls Trail, which takes 6-8 hours to complete.  The trail begins at the Camp 4 area near shuttle stop #7.

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Lower Yosemite Fall


Lower Yosemite Fall is the final 320-foot-drop portion of Yosemite Falls, North America’s tallest waterfall (total height of 2,425 feet).  An easy 1 mile loop trail leads to the bottom of the fall with gorgeous views along the way.  Begin your hike at the Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead (shuttle stop #6).

Links:    NPS    previous related post

Yosemite Tunnel View


Tunnel View is a scenic overlook on State Route 41 in Yosemite National Park that offers that iconic, expansive view of Yosemite Valley including El Capitan, Half Dome, and  Bridalveil Fall.

Links:    Yosemite Viewpoints

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls


Yosemite Falls, in Yosemite National Park, is made up of three falls including Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 feet), the middle cascades (675 feet) and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 feet), for a total height of 2,425 feet, making the combination one of the world’s tallest.  The Falls can be seen from many places in Yosemite Valley and an all day hike leads to the top of the falls.  Yosemite Conservancy offers webcam views on their website.

Links:    Yosemite Waterfalls        Webcam