Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tranquil falls"Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada of California, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the water flow is at its peak.
The total 2,425 feet (739 m) from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls[1] qualifies Yosemite Falls as the sixth highest waterfall in the world, though with the recent discovery of Gocta Cataracts, it appears on some lists as seventh.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Merced" Yosemite National Park

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.

First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Watch Tower" Grand Canyon National Park

Watch Tower"Grand Canyon-ChelseaStark by
Watch Tower", a photo by on Flickr. Grand Canyon National ParkVia Flickr:When visiting the Grand Canyon in Arizona be sure to take the drive and tour the "watch tower." Mary Colter designed the Watch Tower to offer visitors "the widest possible view of the Grand Canyon." It was built by Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railroad and opened to the public in 1933. The Watch Tower is found at Desert View Point on the East side of the Grand Canyon. If you are already in the area, don't miss touring this neat historical tower. The paths are wide leading to the watch tower and you have wonderful views from both inside and outside of the Grand Canyon. You will make your way past the bathrooms and general store to your right.
The Watch Tower is attached to a gift shop, you can view the inside of the watch tower by walking through the gift shop and up the stairs.Inside the Watch Tower you'll find 4 sets of winding stairs that each lead to a circular room with views of the canyon.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Half Dome 2" Yosemite National Park

Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located in northeastern Mariposa County, California, at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley — possibly Yosemite's most familiar rock formation. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor.