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“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world
To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”
The Buddha -- Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C


Friday, March 9, 2012

Waterfalls in Yosemite


"As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can." — from The Journals of John Muir



The waterfalls make me fall in love with this little paradise.


Lower Yosemite Fall


An easy walk takes you right to the foot of the fall with spectacular view of the upper fall on the way.

Yosemite Fall

at the popular lower fall there is usually a big crowd in spring and summer so it helps to go at a less popular time

Lower Yosemite Fall

Spring Buds at Lower Yosemite Fall


Upper Yosemite Fall

This part of the fall can be seen from literally every where in the park.

from the swinging bridge

Yosemite Fall

from the Merced river at housekeeping camp

Yosemite Fall

from the meadow

Spring Blooms at Yosemite Fall

Yosemite Fall

both parts of the fall could be seen from many places, even from roadside

Yosemite Fall

Yosemite Fall

Vernal Fall

.75 mile from the shuttle stop will take you to the foot bridge where you could see the fall from afar

Vernal Fall

another .75 mile takes you to the top of the fall via the Mist Trail which probably got the name from the mist of the fall where you climb a long stretch of stairs (could be slippery) at the end but as you go up the trail the sight of the fall will be quite imposing and awesome, the sound of the water was thunderous. Make sure you bring a poncho or have waterproof clothing if you don't want to get soaking wet :-)

Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall

once you get to the top, the view is worth the climb, from there you could see the tiny people back at the foot bridge :-)

Vernal Fall

looking upstream

vernal fall


Bridal Veil Fall

This fall could be reached by a short hike which will get you soaking wet during spring time but you will be rewarded with spectacular sight and sound once you get there :-). Bridal Veil could also be seen from many different places in the park including the famous Tunnel View

Yosemite - Tunnel View

Yosemite - Bridal Veil Fall

There is also Nevada Fall which i hope to get to one day

Yosemite National Park valley hikes

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