Yosemite Valley is home to such iconic natural monuments as El Capitan, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.
Rising nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level, Half Dome is a Yosemite icon and a great challenge to many hikers.
At 8,600 feet at "the meadows" and 10,000 feet at Tioga Pass, the Tuolumne area offers the easiest access to the High Sierra.
The tallest waterfall in North America thunders down 2,425 feet (peak flows in April through June)
Yosemite National Park — more than a thousand square miles of mountain scenery, granite monoliths, rushing waterfalls and ancient giant sequoia groves.
This year we also celebrate the National Park Service Centennial.