Virtual Guidebook to Yosemite and the Central Sierra Nevada
Yosemite Valley spring storm
Yosemite National Park California


May is an excellent month for viewing Yosemite's famous waterfalls. In 2010 our trip coincided with a late season storm, limiting our hike to a loop from Yosemite Lodge to Swinging Bridge, the Chapel, and back.



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Sentinel Rock and Sentinel Falls during a spring storm

(May 17, 2010)


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A huge old ponderosa pine, spring storm in Yosemite Valley

(May 17, 2010)


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Bridge over the Merced River during a spring storm

(May 17, 2010)


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Yosemite Falls from the boardwalk in Chapel Meadow during a spring storm

(May 17, 2010)


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Yosemite Chapel during a spring storm

(May 17, 2010)


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Historic flood levels shown on a bridge over the Merced River

(May 17, 2010)


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Views of both Yosemite Falls and Sentinel Rock during a spring storm

(May 17, 2010)


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The Yosemite Falls viewpoint during a spring storm

(May 17, 2010)


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