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Attractive Places in Yosemite



Yosemite National Park with 748,542 acres of land was established in 1890. Yosemite National Park is one of Californias and Americas most important national reserves. This park gets close to 4 million visitors per year. Some interesting places worth watching are as follows:

Merced River:

Name originates from the title River of our Lady of Mercy given to the river by Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga. Merced is a free flowing river and only runs in the spring from April to July depending on winter snow pack. The 28 miles of the Merced River from Red Bud to Bagby contains two sections.

Sierra Nevada Range: The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range located in U.S. states of California and Nevada. The range is also known as the Sierra, the High Sierra and the Sierras. The Sierra Nevada range extends more than 250 mi from the Mojave Desert in the Cascade Region and it averages about 50 mi in width. The peaks of the range are 11,000-14,000 ft.

Yosemite Falls: Yosemite falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Being 739 meters from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls qualifies Yosemite falls as the seventh highest waterfall in the world. Although referred as two-stage drop, the falls actually consist of three sections: Upper Falls, Middle Cascades and Lower falls.

El Captain:

El Captain is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located o the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. El Captain is one of natures most impressive monuments standing 3000 ft over the valley floor. El Captain is one of the worlds greatest rock climbing challenges.

Bridalveil Fall: Bridalveil fall is one of the most important waterfalls in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park. Bridalveil Fall is 188 meters and flows year round. Primary source of Bridaveli Falls is Ostrander Lake, some 16 kilometers to the south.

Half Dome: Half dome is a granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft above the valley floor. Half dome is located in northeastern Mariposa Country, California, at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley. For many years, people were not able to climb Half Dome, but in 1919 a cable route was added to Half Domes eastern face and Yosemite hikers can now pull themselves up the steep grade to the top.

Three Brothers: Three Brothers are a rock formation in Yosemite Valley, California, USA. They are located just east of El Captain and are made up of Eagle Peak and Middle and Lower Brothers.

Vernal fall: Vernal Fall is a large waterfall on the Merced River just downstream of Nevada fall in Yosemite National Park, California.

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