For DS's album. These pictures were more of ones that I don't have DS's input on except for his original post on FB. I know the 2 pics of him are taken at the top of falls - don't know which ones. Also Page 1 bottom photo is Nevada Fall as is the top left on page 2. Bottom left on page 2 is Vernal Fall.
Yosemite Falls, one of the world's tallest, is actually made up of three separate falls: Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 feet), the middle cascades (675 feet), and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 feet). You can see Yosemite Falls from numerous places around Yosemite Valley, especially around the Village and Lodge.
Nevada Fall is a 594-foot high waterfall on the Merced River in Yosemite. It is located below the granite dome, Liberty Cap, at the west end of Little Yosemite Valley. The waterfall is widely recognized by its "bent" shape, in which the water free-falls for roughly the first third of its length to a steep slick-rock slope. This mid-fall impact of the water on the cliff face creates a turbulent, whitewater appearance in the falls and produces a great deal of mist which covers a wide radius, which led to its current name -Nevada is a Spanish word meaning "snowy “The Indian name was Yo-wy-we, signifying the twist or squirm of the falling water.
The Emerald Pool forms on the "step" between Nevada Fall and Vernal Fall downstream. The 317-foot high Vernal Fall is a short hike from the bottom of Nevada Fall. They form a cascade in which the Merced River flows down to Yosemite Valley. This cascade is sometimes called the giant staircase.
The hike to the top of Nevada Fall, along the Mist Trail, is 3 miles from the trailhead in Yosemite Valley. One must first hike to Vernal Fall and then trek another 2 miles to reach the top. The John Muir Trail, which starts near the trail to Happy Isles, goes to the top of Nevada Fall.
Vernal Fall is a 317-foot waterfall on the Merced River just downstream of Nevada Fall in Yosemite. Like its upstream neighbor, Vernal Fall is clearly visible at a distance, from Glacier Point, as well as close up, along the Mist Trail. Unlike Yosemite Fall or Bridalveil Fall, Vernal cannot be viewed from the valley floor by car. To see it you must get on the trail.
The waterfall flows all year long, although by the end of summer it is substantially reduced in volume and can split into multiple strands, rather than a single curtain of water. Vernal Fall is among the most powerful waterfalls in Yosemite. Yan-o-pah (little cloud) was the local name of the fall before it was named "Vernal"- meaning relating to Spring.
For Journaling challenge Cat #2
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