Waterfalls of Yosemite Valley

Waterfalls of Yosemite Valley (HM1K1W)

Location: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 43.441', W 119° 42.719'

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Nowhere else on earth are there so many spectacular waterfalls in such a concentrated area.

During the spring, torrents of water from melted snow thunder over Yosemite's precipices. By August, the "ephemeral" falls disappear; others, like the Cascades before you, dwindle to a mere trickle.

Spectacular, but Dangerous
Ahwahneechee legend warns of the danger of approaching too near a waterfall. The story of Po-ho-no (Bridalveil Fall) tells how an Indian woman fell into the creek and was swept over the waterfall, never to be seen again. Since then, Po-ho-no has been dreaded as the home of a powerful spirit.
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HM NumberHM1K1W
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Placed ByYosemite Fund
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Date Added Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 260982 N 4178657
Decimal Degrees37.72401667, -119.71198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.441', W 119° 42.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 26.46" N, 119° 42' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)209
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near El Portal Rd, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK CA 95389, US
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