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Clouds Rest viewed from Olmsted Point. Clouds Rest is one of the most massive -- if not the singlemost massive -- granite monoliths in the world. A vast lobe of Mesozoic-era granodiorite magma cooled to rock and was gradually uplifted to its present altitude of 9926 ft. Later, glaciers cut it into its present shape, Yosemite National Park, California Add To Light Table Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring. Hikers are seen at the precipice to Vernal Falls, having hiked up the Mist Trail to get there, Yosemite National Park, California Add To Light Table Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, viewed from the Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, California Add To Light Table
Clouds Rest viewed from Olmsted Point. Clouds Rest is one of the most massive -- if not the singlemost massive -- granite monoliths in the world. A vast lobe of Mesozoic-era granodiorite magma cooled to rock and was gradually uplifted to its present altitude of 9926 ft. Later, glaciers cut it into its present shape.
Image ID: 09964  
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring. Hikers are seen at the precipice to Vernal Falls, having hiked up the Mist Trail to get there.
Image ID: 12635  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, viewed from the Mist Trail.
Image ID: 12638  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring. Hikers are seen at the precipice to Vernal Falls, having hiked up the Mist Trail to get there, Yosemite National Park, California Add To Light Table Vernal Falls and the Merced River, at peak flow in late spring.  Hikers ascending the Mist Trail visible at right.  Vernal Falls drops 317 through a joint in the narrow Little Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring.  Hikers are visible at the precipice of the waterfall.  Viewed from the John Muir Trail.  Vernal Falls drops 317 through a joint in the narrow Little Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring. Hikers are seen at the precipice to Vernal Falls, having hiked up the Mist Trail to get there.
Image ID: 12640  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Vernal Falls and the Merced River, at peak flow in late spring. Hikers ascending the Mist Trail visible at right. Vernal Falls drops 317 through a joint in the narrow Little Yosemite Valley.
Image ID: 16109  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring. Hikers are visible at the precipice of the waterfall. Viewed from the John Muir Trail. Vernal Falls drops 317 through a joint in the narrow Little Yosemite Valley.
Image ID: 16112  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Cathedral Peak, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California Add To Light Table Vernal Falls cascades down through Little Yosemite Valley.  The Merced River is seen far below.  Yosemite National Park, Spring Add To Light Table The Merced River tumbles over the Silver Apron into Emerald Pool, just above Vernal Falls.  Unfortunately, a few careless hikers have tried swimming in Emerald Pool only to be swept downstream and plunge over Vernals Falls to their deaths. Yosemite National Park, Spring Add To Light Table
Cathedral Peak, Tuolumne Meadows.
Image ID: 02333  
Location: Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Vernal Falls cascades down through Little Yosemite Valley. The Merced River is seen far below. Yosemite National Park, Spring.
Image ID: 09197  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
The Merced River tumbles over the Silver Apron into Emerald Pool, just above Vernal Falls. Unfortunately, a few careless hikers have tried swimming in Emerald Pool only to be swept downstream and plunge over Vernals Falls to their deaths. Yosemite National Park, Spring.
Image ID: 09202  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
The Merced River viewed from atop Vernal Falls. Yosemite National Park, Spring Add To Light Table The Emerald Pool forms in the Merced River just above Vernal Falls.  Unfortunately, a few careless hikers have tried swimming in Emerald Pool only to be swept downstream and plunge over Vernals Falls to their deaths. Yosemite National Park, Spring This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Mammoth Peak and alpine meadows in the High Sierra, viewed from the Tioga Pass road just west of the entrance to Yosemite National Park. Late summer This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
The Merced River viewed from atop Vernal Falls. Yosemite National Park, Spring.
Image ID: 09203  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
The Emerald Pool forms in the Merced River just above Vernal Falls. Unfortunately, a few careless hikers have tried swimming in Emerald Pool only to be swept downstream and plunge over Vernals Falls to their deaths. Yosemite National Park, Spring.
Image ID: 09204  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Mammoth Peak and alpine meadows in the High Sierra, viewed from the Tioga Pass road just west of the entrance to Yosemite National Park. Late summer.
Image ID: 09952  
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Tenaya Peak rises above Tenaya Lake near Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California Add To Light Table
Tenaya Peak rises above Tenaya Lake near Tuolumne Meadows.
Image ID: 09957  
Location: Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 


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