Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite

This week, I wanted to share some more pictures from our winter trip to Yosemite National Park in California. Last week I shared pictures of Yosemite Falls and now you can enjoy our pictures of Bridalveil Falls. The day was a spectacular clear day, there was no fog like the previous day; although it was still cold, we at least  had lots of sunshine. 



Bridalveil Falls is almost as famous at Yosemite Falls. It is easily seen by walking a few hundred yards from the parking lot. There are some giant Douglas firs you can see in the pictures.


The falls is 617 feet and flows year round.


Notice the sprays of water as they cascade down the rock.

I wanted to show you that Bridalveil can be seen from the Yosemite Lodge at the Fall. We stayed at this lodge and arrived after dark so we were in for a big shock the second morning when we were out and could see Bridalveil (the first morning was so foggy we could hardly see anything). Can you imagine stepping out your door to this sight?


This shot is the closest one I could get of the falls and it was magnificent. 

They say you can swim in the pool at the base of the falls but it was certainly too cold  for swimming.




Thanks for stopping by to see Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park in California - Judy.

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30 comments:

Linnea said...

Those are really beautiful shots. The clear blue skies and sunshine really bring out all the details in the rocks. Yosemite is a wonderful place to visit and photograph; I guess it wasn't swarming with tourists at this time of year!

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous blue sky picture; I relaxed just seeing it.

Happy Blue Monday, Judy.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Wow is all I can say Judy. These are amazing. Haven't been to the west coast before and probably will not get there at this late date. Been as as far as Austin Texas where our son lives. I truly enjoyed this post.
QMM

Sue said...

Oh, you captured even more gorgeous photos this time, Judy! I don't think that I told you the reason we're going to Yosemite is because our son lives just a short drive from there in Mariposa. That's why I asked which entry point you went through. :-)
Great share, once again. ~ Sue

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous photos. Waterfalls are spectacular. I wonder how many falls are named "Bridal Veil?" I can think of several.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Oh Judy,
I have been wanting to go there. You have some wonderful photos! Love them... Great Mosaic. Pat

cassandrasminicorner said...

Could not help but notice the clear, blue sky!

Visiting for BM! Hope you can stop by:)

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Kim, USA said...

That is fantastic shots!! I so wish someday I could visit this place.

Yellow & Blue

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My Blue, please drop by and see. Have a great week!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Stunning photos. Thanks for sharing this beautiful site.

namaki said...

great pictures of a great waterfall !

hamilton said...

The rock formation is as dramatic as the waterfall!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh, this is wonderful! It brings back memories. I used to live in Sacramento and have been to Yosemite twice. One time I hiked up to Bridalveil Falls. I was amazed at the power of the falls - and we got soaked! Great fun and great memories! Your photos are beautiful. Thanks!
Cindy

ewok1993 said...

it is so beautiful. i've been lucky to see this in person. you captured the falls beautifully.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Oh so pretty!! I remember visiting Yosemite many years ago!! Your photos make me want to take a road trip!!

Roger Owen Green said...

Ah, C is for cool California falls.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Andrea said...

That certainly is MAGNIFICENT! The photos give us the full visualization and feeling, plus i love that collage, which i still don't know how to make, LOL.

Light and Voices said...

Oh my goodness these photos are terrific!
Joyce M

Carole M. said...

wow - they're SOME falls; spectacular

photowannabe said...

That's one of the special things about California.
The Falls are gorgeous. I'm glad the fog lifted and you got the full exposure.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Yosemite is one of those very special places on earth. Beyond belief.

Pheno Menon said...

Magnificent.. Love water falls

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Margaret said...

Wow. The power and magnificence is really captured, especially in the fifth one from the top.

Melanie said...

Amazing! Beautiful shots!

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wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful falls and views, beautiful shots too :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.


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Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Breathtaking.... Thanks for sharing & hope you'll stop by~
Have a wonderful week
Cheryl

Patrice said...

The waterfall is breathtaking! Your photos are wonderful.

Ewa said...

Great pic....love Yosemite too!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks you for sharing your stunning pictures at Potpourri Friday!

Calypso In The Country said...

Judy, those photos are spectacular! I cannot get over how massive those waterfalls are...I also can't get over how close the lodge is to the falls! Wow! What a sight! That is one area I have never visited. It makes you realize there is so much to see in our beautiful country! Thanks for linking up to my new travel party! Enjoy your weekend!
Shelley