My son and I just spent a few days in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Truly spectacular and inspiring locations. We were a little early in the season, but we had the best luck in Yosemite.
In a bit of serendipity I just came across an announcement that the Yosemite Conservancy funding some $12.5 million in improvements that will include better facilities for viewing Bridalveil Fall (188 m drop) as well as an airborne lidar survey of the entire park. The latter is going to be used to create a 3D model of this incredible location. It is certainly going present some topographic challenges given the steepness and rapid changes in the terrain.
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That’s el Capitan to the left. People actually free solo this in a few hours. Three thousand vertical – beyond crazy.