"Waterfalls in Yosemite National Park" Vernal Falls Tip by JanPeter74

Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park: 37 reviews and 65 photos

  Vernal Falls in September
by JanPeter74
 
 

Actually I should put this tip under Warnings and Dangers. But when I look at myself, I often look mostly at the Must See section.

Yosemite is filled with spectacular waterfalls. Mostly around Yosemite Valley. (e.g. Yosemite Falls (upper and lower combined) are the second-highest waterfall in the world.)

BUT

Bear in mind that all the spectacular waterfalls here turn dry during the summer. So if you are really into waterfalls, you better come here before the second half of July or so. I do not know exactly when they turn dry, but when we were there mid-September, hardly any water could be seen. Compare the pic to the left with the one in the next tip.

This also goes for MIRROR LAKE; no lake, no mirror, just a pool.

Address: Yosemite National Park
Phone: (209) 372-0200
Website: http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

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  • Written Apr 21, 2004
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