Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Above Yosemite Falls the terrain is largely bare granite; runoff is rapid. Bridalveil Creek’s green upper valley has more vegetation and deeper soil that absorb rain and snowmelt, slowing runoff to a relatively steady flow.
Recognizing that the vegetation above helps feed the falls, John Muir pushed for expansion of the park area to protect the entire watershed.
It is a 200 yard walk to the base of the fall. Be prepared for heavy spray, and watch your footing on the wet pathway.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 43.002′ N, 119° 39.09′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from Wawona Road south of California Route 41. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yosemite National Park CA 95389, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glaciers at the Gate (approx. 0.3 miles away); El Capitan (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Varied View (approx. 0.4 miles away); A View Through Time (approx. 0.4 miles away); President Theodore Roosevelt & John Muir Meeting Site (approx. half a mile away); Yosemite Valley's First Visit by White Men (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); The Journey to Yosemite (approx. 3.3 miles away); Waterfalls of Yosemite Valley (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
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