Dean M. Chriss
Yosemite Falls, Springtime
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The above photograph was captured on a spring day when the wind was moving huge
amounts of mist in various directions. Approaching the
waterfall more closely in such conditions can be a drenching and deafening experience.
A more distant view is
required to capture the entire height of the waterfall regardless.
Yosemite Falls has three
three drops, Upper Yosemite Fall, Middle Cascades, and Lower Yosemite Fall.
Together they have a combined height of 2,425 feet (739 m), making Yosemite
Falls among the highest in the United States and the 20th highest waterfall in the world.
Yosemite Creek, which flows over this waterfall, is fed entirely by snow
melt. It has a peak flow of approximately 2,400 gallons (10,911 liters) per