2012-04-26 / Front Page

Yosemite waterfalls attract visitors to Park

The Lower Yosemite Fall viewing platform is attracting crowds of visitors eager to experience the power, wind and spray of North America's tallest waterfall.

With the season's precipitation total near 70 percent and snowpack near 50 percent of average, Yosemite's waterfall's are not at record levels. Park falls are approaching peak performance for the year, however. 

The viewing platform at Lower Yosemite Fall and the Mist Trail to Vernal and Nevada Fall are among the most popular places to experience Yosemite's waterfalls up close. Yosemite Valley's Bridalveil Fall near the Valley's west end is also attracting visitors.

The attached video clip shows Lower Yosemite Fall on the afternoon of Sunday, April 29. One estimate has Yosemite waterfalls peaking this year during the third week of May.

Photos and video by Erik Skindrud/GAZETTE REPORTERPhotos and video by Erik Skindrud/GAZETTE REPORTERPeak waterfall volume usually accompanies warm weather, however. High temperatures on Sunday in the Yosemite area were mostly in the 70s.

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