Alex Honnold free solo climbing on El Capitan's Freerider in Yosemite National Park
. (National Geographic/Jimmy Chin)
In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park
Deaths are not uncommon in the Yosemite National Park
. In fact, there have been five deaths over the last five months in the facility.
More than 400,000 visitors stop to marvel each year, and for many it is their first stop when they get to Yosemite National Park
. While many of the Valley's waterfalls are seasonal, Bridalveil Fall flows throughout the year.
YOSEMITE National Park
sits in Mariposa County in California's Sierra Nevada mountains.
Caption: PHOTO: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
A CHUNK of rock "the size of an apartment building" fell off the granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
, Califoria, killing one person and injuring another on a mountain at the height of climbing season.
Terry Hall, described as a "champion of the Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park
," died April 20 at age 59 following a long illness.
During the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and the Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2 cases of plague in persons who had recently travelled to Yosemite National Park
Every February, visitors to Yosemite National Park
in California have a chance of catching an amazing sight: a mountain waterfall that looks like flowing lava.
Yosemite National Park
is one of America's natural wonders ?