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"Yosemite Valley is situated in the basin of the Merced River at an elevation of 4,000 feet above the level of the sea. It is about seven miles long, half a mile to a mile wide, and nearly a mile deep in the solid granite flank of the range. The walls are made up of rocks, mountains in size, partly separated from each other by side canyons, and they are so sheer in front, and so compactly and harmoniously arranged on a level floor, that the Valley, comprehensively seen, looks like an immense hall or temple lighted from above."
--- JOHN MUIR, "The Yosemite"

A view of El Capitan from the south side of the Merced.
A fine spot for a picnic, relaxing, and dreaming.

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Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 995 W: 1 N: 2512] (10289)
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