|Upper Yosemite Falls, 1,250 feet high. Taken together the three components of Yosemite Falls amount to the fifth or seventh highest waterfall on the planet, at 1,425 feet (depending on who is measuring).|
|Lower Yosemite Falls, 320 feet high. Note the people for scale.|
|The Cathedral Rocks. Bridalveil Falls lie hidden on the other side.|
|The Middle Brother slide, from 1987. It is the largest slide in Yosemite's recorded history|
Yosemite Falls was at what may be the best flow it will have all year (top two photos). The drought left the park with 5% of its normal snowpack, and much or most of the ice is already flowing down the creeks and rivers. The falls will be dry in early summer.
I walked south from Yosemite Lodge where I had some very nice views of the Cathedral Rocks and the Middle Brothers Slide. The slide took place in 1987, and was the largest slope failure in Yosemite's recorded history, with over a million tons of rock.
|Washington Column, the Royal Arches, and Clouds Rest|
|Yosemite Falls and the Merced River from Swinging Bridge|