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Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

A Varied View

Tunnel View - Yosemite National Park

 
 
A Varied View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 9, 2009
1. A Varied View Marker
Inscription.
Ever-Changing Scene
In Yosemite, you may never witness the same scene twice.

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise, somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
- John Muir

Whether spring or fall, morning or afternoon, one has the opportunity to experience an ever changing view. In summer, clouds glide amidst granite peaks. Fall splashes autumn hues upon maple and oak trees across the Valley floor. Winter brings snow, accenting the subtle details of granite walls, while spring breathes life back into ephemeral waterfalls and renews the echo of rushing throughout the Valley.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 43.296′ N, 119° 38.886′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from Southside Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch 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
Directional Sign Approaching the Marker and Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 9, 2009
2. Directional Sign Approaching the Marker and Overlook
. A View Through Time (here, next to this marker); El Capitan (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glaciers at the Gate (about 500 feet away); Disappearing Waterfalls (approx. 0.4 miles away); President Theodore Roosevelt & John Muir Meeting Site (approx. mile away); The Ahwahneechee (approx. 3.3 miles away); James Hutchings (approx. 3 miles away); Early Tourism (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Yosemite Valley from the Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 9, 2009
3. Yosemite Valley from the Overlook
View from the Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 9, 2009
4. View from the Overlook
View from the Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 9, 2009
5. View from the Overlook
View from the Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 9, 2009
6. View from the Overlook
Horsetail Fall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 3, 2015
7. Horsetail Fall
Only in spring can you see Horsetail Fall leaping from the east end of El Captain.
Close-up of Dale Carson photo on marker
Silver Strand image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 3, 2015
8. Silver Strand
Also an ephemeral fall, Silver Strand can be found in spring to the southeast of this viewing area.
Close-up of Ray Santos photo on marker
The Yosemite Valley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 3, 2015
9. The Yosemite Valley
Bronze relief map of the Yosemite Valley, at the Tunnel View overlook.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   7, 8, 9. submitted on June 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Can you help?
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