The hike to Upper Yosemite Falls at least to me is an anti-climax as the the view from the overhanging platform is rather uninspiring. Yosemite Point which is another 100m or so above it offers a more spectacular view or better still another 50 m above it the view really opens up - here Half Dome, Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome could all be seen on a clear day.
Hiking to the upper water fall there are a few rest points with good views. You get a nice view of th...
Lower Yosemite Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California
Forest fires near Yosemite makes smoked early summer days.
Late in the spring under the snowmelt, Yosemite Falls is an impressive sight. Scrambling on the bould...
When walking from Yosemity Valley to the foot of the Yosemity Falls you cross this forest. When the w...
Ahwahnee Meadow in Yosemite National Park, near to Yosemite Vilage.
Yosemite Creek cascades into the valley in three falls, one of the highest in the world. In recent ye...
Winter meets spring on this open plain in Yosemite, California.
The setting sun turns everything into gold - just look at the famed Washington Column, Royal Arches a...
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.