Rapids above Emerald Pool
At this time of the year the river that feeds Emerald Pool has dwindled to a stream, exposing a large area of smooth granite river bed which is very tempting indeed for sweat-soaked hikers for a quick ride along such a marvellous ad-hoc water slide into the welcoming pool below - but not that far to actually plunge some 70 metres below Vernal falls though.
The view is taken on a footbridge after Emerald Pool. Nevada Fall is another 40 minutes or so from here.
the panorama was taken on top of vernal falls in yosemite national park in the late afternoon
View from the trail up to Vernal Falls
looking at the vernal falls from the john muir trail
This is the 97m tall Vernal Falls along the Mist Trail. The volume is much reduced by this time of th...
It's another 2km of easy hike up from the top of Vernal Falls to the base of Liberty Cap where the Me...
This panorama was captured next to Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park, California
Nevada Falls which sits 280m above Vernal Falls becomes almost like a trickle in Autumn. The granite ...
in the background you can also see the Vernal Falls
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.