Upper Yosemite Falls,Yosemite National Park,Yosemite,California

Renowned series of mountainside waterfalls totaling 2,425 ft. flowing roughly November-July. If you want to take a pic of the upper falls from this point,you better be fit to tackle the hike up!

Upper Yosemite Falls,Yosemite National Park,Yosemite,California
FORDF250HDXLT, Dec 23, 2016
      The name "Yosemite" (meaning "killer" in Miwok) originally referred to the name of a renegade tribe which was driven out of the area (and possibly annihilated) by the Mariposa Battalion. Before then the area was called "Ahwahnee" ("big mouth") by indigenous people.[11]

      As revealed by archeological finds, the Yosemite Valley has been inhabited for nearly 3,000 years, though humans may have first visited the area as long as 8,000 to 10,000 years ago.[12] The indigenous natives called themselves the Ahwahneechee, meaning "dwellers in Ahwahnee."[13] They are related to the Northern Paiute and Mono tribes. Many tribes visited the area to trade, including nearby Central Sierra Miwoks, who lived along the drainage area of the Tuolumne and Stanislaus Rivers.[14] A major trading route went over Mono Pass and through Bloody Canyon to Mono Lake, just to the east of the Yosemite area. Vegetation and game in the region was similar to that present today; acorns were a staple to their diet, as well as other seeds and plants, salmon and deer.[15]

      Miwok people played athletic games on a 110-yard playing field called poscoi a we’a. A unique game was played with young men and women. Similarly to soccer, the object was to put an elk hide ball through the goalpost. The girls were allowed to do anything, including kicking the ball and picking it up and running with it. The boys were only allowed to use their feet, but if a girl was holding it he could pick her up and carry her towards his goal.[17]

      Miwok - Wikipedia

      lol! i can picture it now.tossing the girls over their shoulders and running with them.:D

      Yosemite is famous for its high concentration of waterfalls in a small area. Numerous sheer drops, glacial steps and hanging valleys in the park provide many places for waterfalls to exist, especially during April, May, and June (the snowmelt season). Located in Yosemite Valley, the Yosemite Falls is the highest in North America at 2,425-foot (739 m). Also in Yosemite Valley is the much lower volume Ribbon Falls, which has the highest single vertical drop, 1,612 feet (491 m).[53] Perhaps the most prominent of the Yosemite Valley waterfalls is Bridalveil Fall, which is the waterfall seen from the Tunnel View viewpoint at the east end of the Wawona Tunnel.

      Yosemite National Park - Wikipedia

      What a hike! Absolutely stunning views once you get above the tree line.Very difficult climb! Allow plenty of time and take lots of water.You should already be an active hiker and in great shape if you try and tackle this one.If your not,hit a few trails for a month first to prepare your body.Reaching the summit is so rewarding,words can't express it.Know your limitations.There's no shame in turning around at where this pic was taken from.If you can manage to summit however,you will be more than rewarded for your efforts.
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