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Yosemite National Park Photos and Videos

All photos and videos on this page were taken by the Berg and Wilson families.

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Half Dome

June 2008 - Photo taken from the path to Glacier Point. Glacier Point is a viewpoint located on the south wall of Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet (2198 m) and 3,200 feet above the valley floor (975 m). There are a number of trails that can be found off of Glacier Point road.

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Yosemite Falls

June 2017 - Yosemite Falls Upper and Lower viewed from Glacier Point

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Yosemite Falls

June 2008 - The same view of Yosemite falls taken from Glacier Point with a telephoto lens.

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North Dome and Basket Dome

June 2008 - North Dome (left) and Basket Dome (right) as viewed from Glacier Point

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Half Dome and Clouds Rest

June 2008 - Another view of Half Dome from Glacier Point. Behind Half Dome is Clouds Rest. In my opinion, the best views of Half Dome are from this vantage point and from the Panorama Trail.

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Half Dome

June 2008 - This view of Half Dome is taken from Panorama trail. The Panorama Trail follows the southeastern portion of the valley rim crossing Illilouette Creek at the top of Illilouette Fall to the sunny flat where Nevada Fall launches itself over the cliff into Yosemite Valley. The Giant Staircase is in sight much of the way, as well as occasional glimpses of Yosemite Falls back to the west. You are able to see five famous waterfalls all in one hike.

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Illilouette Fall

June 2008 - A view of Illilouette Fall from the Panorama Trail. Note the shape of the rock formation on the right.

 

Illilouette Creek

June 2017 - Illilouette Creek just before the fall. Video taken from the Panorama Trail.

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Illilouette Fall

June 2017 - Illilouette Creek fall. This fall is difficult see up close unless you step off the trail and only if you take the Panorama Trail. Photo taken from the Panorama Trail.

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Illilouette Fall

June 2008 - Illilouette Fall as viewed from the Mist Trail.

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Nevada Fall, Liberty Cap and Vernal Fall

June 2008 - Nevada Fall, Liberty Cap, and Vernal Fall as seen from Glacier Point.

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Liberty Cap

June 2008 - View of Liberty Cap from near the top of Nevada Fall.

 

Merced River

June 2017 - Merced River at the top of Nevada Fall. We were sitting eating lunch at the river's edge.

 

Nevada Fall

June 2017 - Nevada Fall as the Merced River plunges 594 ft on it way to Vernal Fall. Video taken from the Mist Trail.

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Nevada Fall

June 2008 - A view of Nevada Fall from below. Photo taken from the Mist Trail.

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Vernal Fall

June 2008 - View from the top of Vernal Fall.

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Vernal Fall

June 2008 - View of Vernal Fall from below from The Merced River and the Mist Trail.

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Yosemite Valley

June 2008 - Yosemite Valley from the Tunnel view on CA41. This is how it looked before the 5-year drought.

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Yosemite Valley

October 2016 - Yosemite Valley again from the Tunnel View. Notice the amount of dead pines from the drought and Pine Bark Beetle.

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Chilnualna Falls Trail

May 2008 - A section of trail to Chilnualna Falls. Chilnualna Falls is a series of waterfalls totaling 690 feet on Chilnualna Creek. The hike is 8.2 miles (13.2 km) out and back with an uphill elevation change of 2100 feet (640 m). The best seasons for this hike are spring and early summer. This waterfall is as exciting as any in Yosemite valley, but few tourists know about it.

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Chilnualna Falls

May 2008 - View from above of the main (or final) fall of Chilnualna Falls.

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Chilnualna Falls

May 2008

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The Bachelor and The Three Graces

May 2008 - Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The Grove has been closed since 2015 and will open again June 15, 2018.

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Half Dome and Clouds Rest

June 2008 - View of Half Dome and Clouds Rest from Sentinel Dome. The trail head for Sentinel Dome can be found off Glacier Point Road.

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High Sierras

June 2008 - View of the high Sierras from Sentinel Dome.

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The Fissures

June 2008 - A view of one of the Fissures. The trail head for Taft Point and The Fissures can be found off Glacier Point road.

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The Fissures

June 2008 - A view of another fissure. The fissures are breaks and cracks in the mountain that drop directly down to the valley floor at some points.

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Taft Point

June 2008 - A view from Taft Point. Taft Point named after William Howard Taft is a viewpoint west of Glacier Point offering wide views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and El Capitan.

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El Capitan

June 2008 - As viewed from Taft Point.

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El Capitan

October 2016 - View of El Capitan from the Valley Floor.