Yosemite National Park


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Yosemite National Park

  1. 1. Yosemite National park<br />By P.J. <br />And Michael<br />
  2. 2. El-Capitan<br />*El-Capitan is a 3,593 foot vertical wall of granite. El Capitan and other promontories in the valley provide some of the most challenging and difficult rock climbing opportunities in the lower 48 states. <br />El Capitan, &quot;The Chief&quot;, is possibly Yosemite&apos;s most impressive feature. It is the world&apos;s largest solid granite block. It is so tall that different parts of the face may actually experience different weather.<br />
  3. 3. Half dome <br />*One of the most famous of the peaks around the valley is Half Dome which soars 8,842 feet, a full 4,733 feet above the valley floor. <br />This giant block of cracked grey granite looks like a dome whose side has been sheared away, as can be seen below. It has been called the grandest monolith on earth.<br />
  4. 4. The people who come<br />When the first people came<br />People today<br />The first tourist arrived in 1855,they traveled by horseback and walked.<br />Today, more than 3.5 million people visit the park every year. Now people travel by car. They still travel on horseback and walk in the park . Most people come in the summer months.<br />
  5. 5. Animals<br /><ul><li>The animals that live in Yosemite national park are
  6. 6. black bears,
  7. 7. mule deer,
  8. 8. bobcat, coyotes,
  9. 9. black tailed jackrabbits,
  10. 10. yellow-bellied marmots,
  11. 11. rattlesnakes,
  12. 12. California bighorn sheep
  13. 13. Over 240 species of birds
  14. 14. 15 species of bats</li></ul>This is a bobcat .<br />
  15. 15. Fun facts<br />95% of this park is preserved as wilderness.<br />It’s located in the eastern central part of California .<br />At about 2,799 years old , the Grizzly Giant is the oldest tree in the park and the fifth largest in the world.<br />One of the first people here, was a Scottish naturalist was John Muir.<br />The first person to climb Mt. Lyell was John Tileston.<br />
  16. 16. Thank you for watching<br />