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Attractions in Yosemite

Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls is one of the most photographed attractions in Yosemite National Park, and it is something that no visitor to the park should miss. Fans of waterfalls are amazed when they witness this spectacular water feature that happens to be the highest waterfall in North America. In fact, the drop of 2,425 feet from the top to the bottom of the falls makes Yosemite Falls the world's sixth-highest waterfall system. This waterfall is impressive partly because of its three separate drops, which give it a majestic and powerful image.

El Capitan
El Capitan might be Yosemite National Park's most distinguished feature. It is a massive monolith made of granite, and it rises approximately 3,000 feet from its base to its summit. Since it features such a large, sheer face, it offers a special challenge to rock climbers who come from all over the world to conquer the cliff. This amazing rock formation is located in the north end of the Yosemite Valley, close to its western end. Explorers gave the formation its name, which means The Captain, in 1851.

Half Dome
The granite dome formation known as Half Dome is another famous feature of Yosemite National Park. This formation is a wonder to behold, and it rises over 4,700 feet from the floor of the valley. The formation is called Half Dome because it appears as if it was once a complete dome structure that lost one of its sides. In fact, Half Dome is as complete in its formation as it has ever been. The missing part of the dome is actually an illusion, but it does not make Half Dome any less impressive for those who visit.

Mariposa Grove
Tree lovers find themselves in heaven when they visit Yosemite National Park's Mariposa Grove. This area of the park, which exists at its southern end, is home to over 200 Giant Sequoias. This section of the park features one of the largest and oldest trees in the world – Grizzly Giant. This massive tree is the world's 25th-largest, and is estimated to be approximately 2,000 years old.

Lyell Glacier
Although it is small when compared to other glaciers elsewhere in the world, Lyell Glacier is one of Yosemite's most interesting features. It was discovered in 1871 by the famous naturalist and writer John Muir. Those who enjoy seeing how the park's geography was formed are encouraged to visit the glacier as soon as possible since it is receding quickly.

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