Yosemite National Park

Today’s adventure takes us to Yosemite National Park.

As we enter the park from the south entrance, the elevation is around 6,000 feet. The mountainside is covered with pine trees. This is opening day since the COVID-19. A reporter from the Fresno Bee interviewed me about coming to the park. We noticed the attendance was very low in the park. As we traveled into the park, we descended down into the valley. The first big attraction we see is El Capitan. It is large! The picture is taken from the meadow from below El Capitan.

3,000 feet tall

Across from El Capitan is Yosemite Falls, which is truly amazing. The falls is the highest waterfall in Yosemite National Park, dropping a total of 2,425 feet from the top of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall.

Our next stop was in the meadow, where we had a mule deer cross in front of our car. It was the only mule deer we saw in the park.

Lake next to the meadow

Our next stop was glacier point. From glacier point you see the half dome rock, Bridal Veil Falls, and Sierra Falls. During the ice age the area was filled with glaciers and as the water melted it cut into the valley. The round rocks like half dome are eroded down smooth from the glacier water. The sharp points on rocks was above the water line.

Bridal Veil Falls at top of picture and Sierra Falls lower part of picture

The water coming off the falls is from snow melt and by the end of summer it practically dries up.

Moon in top right of picture
Flowers in Yosemite
Flower on left is a snow plant, it gets its water and nutrients from fungi which are connected to tree roots

Yosemite didn’t disappoint as it is a beautiful park with lots of sights and trails.

Below is link to my interview going into the park by the Fresno Bee newspaper. Haha too funny!



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