Watery Wednesday #32: Yosemite Falls

13 Oct

Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America and the world’s fifth tallest.  The water drops down at a total distance of 2425 feet or739 meters from the top to the ground. Depending on how much snow fell in the winter, the falls flows thru August then it starts to dry out.  Come in spring, this one’s in mid May, to see the falls in full force.

Did you know that the Yosemite Falls are actually made up of three different falls? The Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 ft), the middle cascades (675 ft), and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 ft). To walk to the Lower Falls would take you just a few minuets. A hike to the top of Upper Yosemite Fall would take you all day.  (info from here.)

It is currently raining cats and dogs around these parts and of course it took me over one hour to get from my house to my work place (20 miles away). 

If you want to get your fix of watery images, WATERY WEDNESDAY is the place.


Posted by on October 13, 2009 in Watery Wednesday


21 responses to “Watery Wednesday #32: Yosemite Falls

  1. Martha

    October 13, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Yosemite in spring, I’m already looking forward to it. Here is hoping for a good snow pack but no flooding, I’m probably asking for too much.

  2. Ebie

    October 13, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Oh, I miss this season! We were there in December a few years back, and it was wet. Will be looking forward to visit in the Spring.

    P.S. It is so dark and gloomy although there is no downpour yet. And I forgot my umbrella. We have storm warning and the residents up where the brush fire was, in the Mt Wilson area, are prepared for fear of soil erosion. It is not something we want.

    Over the weekend when I went to Mandy’s house for the meet up, I saw the mountains black and dried, very sad.

  3. Audun

    October 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Yosemite is a place i want to go…. This picture is just beautiful

  4. Pacey

    October 13, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Wow, that’s a splendid view and it is in my wishlist on places to see. Stay safe out there. 🙂

  5. Guy D

    October 13, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Absolutely stunning photo, I’d love to see that in person but your pic is the next best thing,

    All the best
    Regina In Pictures

  6. Eileen

    October 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Wonderful photo, it was just a trickle when I was there. It looks very nice with more water.

  7. J Bar

    October 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Spectacular view.

  8. Alicesg

    October 14, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Wow looked so amazing and beautiful. I guess if it snows, the scenery is very beautiful and the waterfall would be frozen into ice.

  9. Carletta

    October 14, 2009 at 4:39 am

    That’s a great view – really looks majestic!
    It’s breathtaking just looking at the photo. I can hardly imagine the feeling standing there in person.

  10. Elaine Ling

    October 14, 2009 at 5:06 am

    Lovely shot! 🙂
    Nice to know about the place from your post too 😛

  11. luna miranda

    October 14, 2009 at 5:12 am

    majestic! stunning shot!

  12. Kirigalpoththa

    October 14, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Lovely place! I love it!!

  13. AL

    October 14, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Oh Okay thanks for the information, I thought Yosemite is in Japan ‘cos it sounds Japanese now I know it is somewhere in North America. I learned something again.

  14. Regina

    October 14, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    How amazing.
    Beautiful shot!

  15. Pam

    October 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    This is a wonderful shot of Yosemite falls. I would love to go back to Yosemite, it is a magnificent park.

  16. Martha

    October 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Very beautiful. I need to visit Yosemite some day! Stay safe in the rain!

    My ABC & Watery Wednesday

  17. Toe

    October 15, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Nature at its best. No man could ever construct that on his own!

  18. Michelle

    October 16, 2009 at 12:20 am


  19. Lindy MacDuff

    October 16, 2009 at 2:57 am

    This is a beautiful picture of the falls. I love Yosemite National Park. Have been there twice and would love to go again.

  20. bw

    October 17, 2009 at 3:33 am

    wow.. beautiful scenery with the great falls in the middle ! nice shot 🙂

  21. Louise Cannon

    October 23, 2009 at 1:56 am

    I have never been there but always wanted to go. The picture makes me want to go even more. It is an angle I’ve not seen before,and I love it.


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