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Re: Waterfall Count, Yosemite Valley

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avatar Waterfall Count, Yosemite Valley
May 09, 2009 07:30AM
This is a work in progress

This being the best time of year to view waterfalls in the Valley, I thought it might be interesting to put together (like birder's do) a "Checklist" of waterfalls for the valley. I would propose the following conditions:
Waterfalls visible (with some walking) within boundaries of the NPS Yosemite Valley Map.

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/yosevalley2008.pdf

Waterfall defined as a stream of rapidly moving or free falling water sometimes seasonally present generally considered a scenic attraction:

I have arranged them more or less going clockwise around the valley (which would make them more visible on the counterclockwise traffic pattern). I count 20 (not including the extinct falls).

Usefull source: Waterfall Lover's Guide Northern California
By Krissi Danielsson




Proposed List:
Wildcat Falls next to Cascades near Arch Rock
Tamarack Falls
“The Cascades” from Cascade and Tamarack Creek
Ribbon Fall
Horsetail/El Capitan Falls
Yosemite Falls
Lehamite Falls (?from Indian Canyon Creek)
Royal Arch Cascade
Snow Creek Fall (up Tenaya Canyon)
Tenaya Falls (up Tenaya Canyon) ?Three Chutes ? Hidden Falls
Tanechka Fall (up Tenaya Canyon)
Nevada Fall
Vernal + Silver Apron (count 2)
Illilouette Fall
Staircase Fall
Sentinel Falls
? unnamed Falls east of Silver Strand (Goat Fallz?) vs Widows Tears Falls
Silver Strand Fall (sometimes called Widow’s Tears)
Bridelveil Falls
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extinct falls:
Firefall Fall



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/09/2009 07:40AM by Frank Furter.
Re: Waterfall Count, Yosemite Valley
May 09, 2009 01:51PM
You've covered the Merced river drainage well, but not the Tuolumne.

So you can add:

Glen Aulin Falls
Waterwheel cascades
< more >
Rancheria Falls
Wapama Falls
Tueelala Falls
avatar Re: Waterfall Count, Yosemite Valley
May 11, 2009 08:00AM
There's another falls in the Valley right now between Illiouette and Glacier Point.
It's going pretty good. Unnamed... Bee can have that one...
Bee Falls
avatar Re: Waterfall Count, Yosemite Valley
May 11, 2009 09:01AM
Quote
bill-e-g
There's another falls in the Valley right now between Illiouette and Glacier Point.
It's going pretty good. Unnamed... Bee can have that one...
Bee Falls

Yes, in this case, the flow of water that befalls should be named Bee Falls.
Can you label or locate it on this map,(tagged and labelled Goat's Bee Falls, on Flickr. Public access)
I assume you can locate the pic directly if you paste the url into ur browser.




It is probably a drainage from an icefield and I doubt that there is a trail to it.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Waterfall Count, Yosemite Valley
May 11, 2009 11:12AM
Here's Bee Fallz:

avatar Re: Waterfall Count, Yosemite Valley
May 11, 2009 11:12AM
My best guess of location:

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