Now in eighth grade, Cathy remembers marveling at Yosemite Falls
The majority of William's drawings captured the ebb, flow, and cascading rhythms of Yosemite Falls
, North America's tallest waterfall, extending some 2,425 feet and divided into three distinct sections--the Upper Falls, which run into a series of plunges known as the Cascades, and the Lower Falls.
16, 1853, 3; San Joaquin Republican, June 20, 1857, 4; "Panorama of Yosemite Falls
and Valley," Daily Evening Bulletin, May 18, 1857; "Advertisements;' San Francisco Bulletin, Dec.
They explain glaciers, the geologic study of Yosemite, and the features of the landscape of different sites in the park, from El Capitan to Yosemite Falls
, with directions on how to get to them, many b&w and color photos, and diagrams.
That afternoon included a jaunt to Mirror Lake, which I declined in favor of sitting in the sun and reading a book while taking in a magnificent view of I Half Dome in one direction and Yosemite Falls
in the other.
Driving a classic American convertible heightens the experience as you move at the leisurely pace of yesteryear, Bridalveil and Yosemite falls
roaring above you, the Merced River rushing through wooded glens.
After an extended stroll through the visitor's center, we now know that we've seen the two highest waterfalls in the United States, Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls
, and Oregon's gem, Multnomah Falls.
For example, a bronze sculpture of Yosemite Falls
serves people who are visually impaired, but also gives all visitors a tactile experience.
I couldn't help wondering what beauty lay ahead when I reached Upper Yosemite Falls
, my temporary destination.
Beginning with 10 pages of color coded maps of Yosemite and a breathtaking color photo of Yosemite Falls
, Yosemite packs a plethora of detailed information into an organized, easily accessible format.
The often-photographed panorama includes Yosemite Valley 3,000 feet below, with Yosemite Falls
to the northwest and the distinctive profile of Half Dome to the east.
The transit plan is part of a Lower Yosemite Falls
restoration project that also includes upgraded trails, educational wayside exhibits, bike racks and a larger bathroom.
A park spokesman said he slipped and fell 1,430 feet while at the top of Upper Yosemite Falls
, the seventh highest waterfall in the world, on Monday.
Off the beaten path, there were granite rocks and boulders to climb, Yosemite Falls
and El Capitan to marvel at, and the bracingly cold water of the Merced River to wade in during baking midday heat.
And over here on the west side is a truly priceless piece: the thundering majesty of Yosemite Falls