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Yosemite Natioanl Park is located inthe high Sierras of California. The valley was carved by glaciers during the last Ice Age. "President Abraham Lincoln signed an 1864 bill granting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the State of California. John Muir helped spark the creation of Yosemite National Park in 1890."(www.nps.gov)
This view was taken from the Panoramic Trail, an 81/2 mile hiking trail that starts at Glacier Point and ends in Happy Isles, in the valley below(or the trail starts at Happy Isles and ascends to Glacier Point). The trail winds through a pine forest and crosses the Merced River in several places and connects to The John Muir Trail as well. There are at least 3 main waterfalls that the trail goes to and crosses upriver, the Ilillouette Falls, the Nevada Falls, and the Vernal Falls. Both the Nevada (farthest right), and the Vernal Falls can be seen in this photo. The large rock formation to the left of Nevada Falls is called Liberty Cap. The largest rock formation in the upper left corner is Half Dome. Where I am standing on the trail is about the 7,000 ft. elevation level.
I tried to convey a sense of scale and grandeur with this photo along with the most famous sites in the park.
Any comments or critiques are welcome.

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