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For many visitors the first sight of Yosemite Valley is the Tunnel View stop overlooking it.
In this image, El Capitan dominates on the left, with Half Dome in the distant centered, and Bridalveil Fall on the right.
The original human inhabitants of Yosemite Valley, the Ahwahneechee believed Bridalveil Fall was home to a vengeful spirit named Pohono, who guarded the entrance to the Valley, and those leaving must not look directly into the waterfall lest they be cursed.
On a more positive note, the Ahwahneechee also believed inhaling the mist of Bridalveil would improve one's chances of marriage.

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  • Copyright: Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 970 W: 1 N: 2415] (9883)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1999-04-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 7:19
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