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Yosemite National Park


It is not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight,

ü  the strength of granite,
ü  the power of glaciers,
ü  the persistence of life, and
ü  the tranquillity  of the High Sierra.


You can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. The park is named in World Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1984.


Yosemite is home to countless waterfalls. The best time to see waterfalls is during spring, when most of the snowmelt occurs. Peak runoff typically occurs in May or June, with some waterfalls (including Yosemite Falls) often only a trickle or completely dry by August. Storms in late fall rejuvenate some of the waterfalls and all of them accumulate frost along their edges many nights during the winter.

ü  Vernal Fall                           (317 feet)
ü  Illilouette Fall                      (370 feet)
ü  Nevada Fall                         (594 feet)
ü  Bridalveil Fall                      (620 feet)
ü  Horsetail Fall                       (1,000 feet)
ü  Wapama Falls                      (1,400 feet)
ü  Ribbon Fall                          (1,612 feet)
ü  Sentinel Falls                       (2,000 feet)
ü  Chilnualna Falls                  (2,200 feet)
ü  YosemiteFalls                     (2,425 feet)


Big Oak Flat Tunnel View

Places to See : 

El Capitan,
Majestic Half Dome
Big Oak Flat Tunnel View
Glacier Point
Falls



Facts to know :

Ø  Giant Sequoias which grow in Yosemite National Park are the biggest living things on the planet. However, the seed for the Giant Sequoia is only the size of a piece of oatmeal.

Ø  Grizzly Giant is the name of the oldest Sequoia in Yosemite Park.

Ø  The park’s giant sequoia trees can live to be more than 3,000 years old.

Ø  Though Half Dome and El Capitan are Yosemite’s most well known summits, Mt. Lyell is actually Yosemite’s highest peak.

Ø  The American Indians who live in Yosemite are called the Ahwahneechee Indians. Their traditional homes look like teepees, but are actually made of incense-cedar bark.

Ø  Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles. However, only a tiny fraction of that land is traversed by visitors. The vast majority of the park is largely untouched and uninhabited by humans.

Ø  Yosemite National Park is visited by over 3.5 million people every year. Summer is by far the busiest season at Yosemite.

Ø  Yosemite Park was the first area of land set aside by the US government for preservation and protection.



Yosemite Valley Sunset Photos - 10-Mar-2013 ( சூரிய அஸ்தமனத்தின் பதிவுகள் )

More Info : http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm


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