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    122 years of Yosemite National Park.


    Jeffrey Pine

    Photograph by Phil Schermeister

    Sentinel Dome’s famous Jeffrey pine stood for over a hundred years, serving as muse to famed photographers like Carleton Watkins and Ansel Adams before finally falling in 2003.


    Valley in Yosemite

    Photograph by Mary Lundin, submitted to My Shot

    Yosemite National Park in California offers visitors an astonishing number of thrills within its approximately 1,200 square miles (3,110 square kilometers), including deep valleys, a grove of ancient sequoia trees, waterfalls splashing into Yosemite Valley, and hundreds of wildlife species.


    Tuolumne River

    Photograph by Alan Kearney/Getty Image

    A hiker overlooks the turbulent Tuolumne River, one of two rivers that originate in Yosemite National Park. In 1984, Congress named some 80 miles (130 kilometers) of Tuolumne's restless waters a Wild and Scenic River, a designation that gives the waterway special protections.


    Rock Climbers

    Photograph by Shawn Reeder/Getty Images

    Climbers tackle a rock face high above a raging waterfall near Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. The valley is home to the 8-mile-long (13-kilometer-long) O’Shaughnessy Dam, a reservoir that supplies fresh drinking water to residents of the San Francisco Bay area.


    Horsetail Falls

    Photograph by Barbara Jordan/Getty Images

    Sunset tints the waters of Yosemite's Horsetail Falls fiery red. The 1,000-foot (305-meter) waterfall is best seen from the east side of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot (910-meter) granite monolith that challenges even the most ambitious and experienced rock climbers.


    Yosemite Falls

    Photograph by Bill Hatcher

    Visitors who can’t handle the daylong strenuous hike to the top of Yosemite Falls are in luck—the three separate falls that make up regal Yosemite Falls are visible from numerous spots in the park. The upper, middle, and lower falls form the highest waterfall in North America at 2,425 feet (739 meters) and the second highest in the world.


    Parker Pass

    Photograph by John Blair

    Sun cups, conical hollows that form after the sun melts portions of snow, often challenge mountaineers climbing through areas like Parker Pass in Yosemite National Park.


    Mariposa Grove

    Photograph by Rich Wheater/Getty Images

    More than 200 giant sequoia trees draw visitors to Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park. The best known is the Grizzly Giant, whose estimated age, around 1,500 years, makes it one of the oldest living sequoias on Earth. The fallen Wawona Tunnel Tree, gutted in 1881 to make a drive-through tree for horse-drawn wagons, became a photogenic attraction for generations of automobile travelers.


    Sunrise in Yosemite

    Photograph by Jeff Sullivan/Getty Images

    Some 3.3 million people visit Yosemite National Park each year. "No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite," wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park in 1890.
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    Re: 122 years of Yosemite National Park.

    free climbing? you have to be more than a little crazy! those pics remind me how much id just love to go out into the wilderness and try to survive off the land for a month or 3! but with family and bills.......
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    Re: 122 years of Yosemite National Park.

    This is rock climbing?


    I got dizziness only for climbing the stairs.
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    Re: 122 years of Yosemite National Park.

    A nice video of Yosemite

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    Thanks for sharing such a great information Its really impressive and interesting . i m looking forward to see more post like that . keep it up and great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarabaloch View Post
    Thanks for sharing such a great information Its really impressive and interesting . i m looking forward to see more post like that . keep it up and great work.
    Thanks sarabaloch I will return to normal posting by the end of this month, I am a man of faith (in you and me) ...

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    Re: 122 years of Yosemite National Park.

    More Yosemite beauty.


    At Yosemite, waterfalls draw visitors from around the globe year after year. Due to above average snowfall, this spring promises to provide some of the most spectacular waterfalls we have seen in many years.


    Glaciers carved this steep-walled valley, now occupied by the Merced River, in California's Yosemite National Park. Waterfalls cascade down the valley's steep walls, carved away by the massive, slow-moving blocks of snow and ice.
    Photograph by Larry Fellows, Arizona Geological Survey


    Yosemite Valley in winter, Yosemite National Park
    Photo by: QT Luong, terragalleria.com


    John Muir in Yosemite National Park, c. 1902
    Source: John Muir Papers, University of the Pacific Library


    Tourist at Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, c. 1902
    Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division


    Summit Post's best photo of Yosemite (highest rated)
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    Yosemite Chapel was opened in 1879 and is the oldest structure in Yosemite National Park. The peak behind it is El Capitan, but it wasn't always the natural backdrop for this chapel. The building was moved in 1901 because of dwindling population in its original location. I am sure this location never wants for population!
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    Yosemite an amazing of beauty on HD II
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