Yosemite National Park - Robert Carter Photography

Yosemite Falls From Taft Point

For size reference, Yosemite Falls is 1000 feet taller that the Empire State Building (the roof of the Empire State Building is 1250 feet high, 1454 with its antenna spire, while Yosemite Falls tumbles from a height of 2425 feet). Even from miles away in this image with Tuolumne Meadows in the background, you can get a good idea of just how tall Yosemite Falls is. It is shown here in the center of the picture in the haze created by long distance and is on the opposite wall of Yosemite Valley. From my position here near Taft Point, I am looking over a jagged ridge on the near wall of the Valley. In the far distance, at the upper right of the image, I was unaware at the time that a tremendous hailstorm was developing up on Tuolumne Meadows. Over the course of my stay up on Taft Point after taking this picture, and after the sun light comes out on the near ridge, I watched as the storm clouds developed and became nasty looking. I have a further image of that on-going storm this gallery. (2014)

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