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[Yosemite National Park, June 10, 2011]
I wish to thank Charles Rushton, a longtime member of JPG and a professor of digital photography at the college level, for helping me with this photo.
After the frigid drenching we received at Bridalveil Fall despite never reaching the observation platform, we carefully made our way back to the highway and our rental car. (The parking lots near the Bridalveil trailheads were flooded and the meadows and most of the trails were under water.)
We drove over to Yosemite Village, parked, and then hiked to the base of Yellowstone Falls.
Yosemite Falls is actually two falls, “Upper” and “Lower,” and together they represent North America’s highest waterfall at 2,475 feet! It is stunning.
This photo was taken about a half-mile from the observation bridge at the base of the Lower Fall. The roar of the water was already deafening.
All around us, we heard people debating whether they were going to “do it,” that is, hike to the observation bridge.
This was not to be missed. We pressed on.
[Note: The historic snowmelt in Yosemite continues to attract worldwide attention. I am linking a recent news article. I am delighted that, based on this series, one of our JPG colleagues has written me to tell me that she and her husband have decided to visit Yosemite for a closer look.]
Next stop: Yosemite Falls – At the observation bridge!
As always, thanks for stepping by.
(I am on the road for two weeks and will not always have Internet. I will catch up with your pix eventually!)
Also by Richard Knight
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