Some have asked where the picture was taken up at the top of our blog. Well, that is Yosemite Falls, at least the parts you can see coming out of the clouds, on a weekend afternoon in February of 2010. Again, another one day visit. Yes, we have stayed at or near the park!
Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfalls in North America, coming in at 2,425 feet tall from top to bottom. It consists of three sections, the Upper Falls at 1,430 feet, the Middle Cascades at 675 feet, and the Lower Falls at 320 feet.
There is a short trail that leads up to the base of the Lower Falls. Here is a shot of the entire Falls as framed by trees on the trail.
Here is a different shot of the entire Falls as seen from Glacier Point. You can see the Middle Cascades here.
The Lower Falls.
In summer and autumn, the Falls can run completely dry. In winter, they may start to flow again, but at the base of the Upper, a cone of ice and snow can build up. A small cone is building up in this picture.