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Valley of the Gods ~ Yosemite National Park, California, USA. | by YYZDez @clicklikeamonkey.com
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Valley of the Gods ~ Yosemite National Park, California, USA.

View of Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View @ Sunrise (for a better viewing experience, hit L on your keyboard)

From left to right, view of : El Capitan, Horsetail Fall, Clouds Rest, Half Dome, Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks, Bridalveil Fall.

 

Yosemite Valley is a glacial valley in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of California, carved out by the Merced River.

 

The valley is about 8 miles (13 km) long and up to a mile deep, surrounded by high granite summits such as Half Dome and El Capitan, and densely forested with pines.

 

It is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, 150 miles (240 km) due east of San Francisco. It stretches for 7.5 miles (11 km) in a roughly east-west direction, with an average width of about 1 mile (1.6 km).

 

Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in east central California, United States.

 

The park covers an area of 761,268 acres (3,080.74 km2) and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain.

 

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity.

 

Txt source : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Valley

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Taken on May 5, 2011