Half Dome and Nevada Falls, #26875

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Half Dome and Nevada Falls, with Liberty Cap between them, viewed from the John Muir Trail / Panorama Trail.  Nevada Falls is in peak spring flow from heavy snowmelt in the high country above Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park, California, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 26875
Nevada Falls plummets 600' (200m) through a joint in the narrow Little Yosemite Valley. It lies a few miles past Vernal Falls and is reached by the Mist Trail, a spectacular route along the Merced River from Yosemite Valley's Happy Isles, through the Little Yosemite Valley to Vernal Falls and beyond to Nevada Falls. The final 1/2 mile approach to Vernal Falls takes the lucky hiker up through green woods and then open switchbacks among granite bolders, close enough to the plume of the falls that the hiker gets a good sense of the power of the falls, especially during peak water flow in spring months. Once at the summit of the falls, one has a spectacular view from the Panorama Trail down Little Yosemite Valley and across to Glacier Point.

Half Dome and Nevada Falls, with Liberty Cap between them, viewed from the John Muir Trail / Panorama Trail. Nevada Falls is in peak spring flow from heavy snowmelt in the high country above Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Location: Yosemite National Park, California
Image ID: 26875
Format: Digital 3:2
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