Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Yosemite National Park/Mono Lake (Yosemite Falls Comparison)

Yosemite National Park is a national park located in California that stretches eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of California and covers around 761,268 acres or 3,080.74 km² of land. Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, giant sequoias, giant wilderness area, and much more. Mono Lake, a salt lake east of Yosemite National Park that is located in Mono County, California, covers a total of 45,133 acres or 182.65 km². The lake is famous for its high salt content and its tufa formations. I have visited both of those areas and are here to show you some of the photos I took at these two places along with some other photos I have taken along the route. These photos will be divided over several blog posts. I hope you enjoy the photos! If you would like to get notifications when I do post, you can Like/Follow me on the following fan pages: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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Parts: Yosemite Falls Comparison | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | HDR Compositions | Panoramas

Now let's introduce today's photo. That's right, I said photo... Technically it's 3 photos, but I combined them to form one photo. In today's article, I just want to do a comparison of Yosemite Falls between the fall this year, and the fall in 2010. You will be quite surprised at what it looks like. You can click the photo to see it magnified.

Surprising right? There was like no water at all except for a few small drops of water (shown on the left). It was very dry and hot there. The amount of tourists I saw that was in bikinis, bathing suits, and swimming trunks that walked away in disappointment. HAHA For me, it was also kind of a disappointment too. I was able to get photos of the empty waterfall to show you guys, but I really wanted to go in the water to cool down and splash around in. :/ I still remember back in 2010 when I got to walk in the water. It was a really great experience and I really loved it. In fact, I heard people say there is no water from people who visited the park before me, but I didn't expect it to be this dry. I thought there would still be a some left, and in my head, I was picturing like 1/8 the amount of water as before. I really thought there would be a little bit of water to play in, but I was wrong. It was a really dry season sadly.

Well, this is all I wanted to show you guys today. I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Please don't forget to share my blog posts with your friends! If you would like to get notifications next time I post, you can "Like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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