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Yosemite National Park


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Yosemite National Park

  1. 1. Yosemite National Park<br />By: Quinlan <br />
  2. 2. Opening<br /> Here are some interesting facts about Yosemite National Park! I hope you enjoy it!<br />
  3. 3. Yosemite<br />Yosemite National Park is America’s 3rd national park.<br />It’s known throughout the world for it’s beautiful scenery.<br />It has amazing waterfalls, rock formations, alpine lakes and meadows, and some GIANT sequoias.<br />It covers 1,170 square miles! That’s A LOT!<br />
  4. 4. Yosemite Valley <br />Yosemite Valley is 7 miles long, and 1 mile wide, yet it has the most service there.<br />There are famous sights there such as Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Happy Isles, and of course, Mirror Lake and Tenaya Canyon.<br />
  5. 5. Yosemite Wildlife<br />There are a ton of different species such as black bears, mule deer, mountain lions, yellow-bellied marmots, rattlesnakes, California bighorn sheep, bats, sheep, etc.<br />The bears there will rip open the tents or break into cars to get food. You have to preserve your food in a bear-proof metal box.<br />There are a lot of animals here in the wilderness.<br />
  6. 6. Sequoias<br />The Grizzly Giant, a sequoia tree, at around 2,700 years old, is the oldest tree in the park, and, surprisingly, the 5th OLDEST TREE IN THE WORLD!!<br />Some sequoias are so wide you can even walk through them!<br />Some sequoias have nicknames such as the Clothespin Tree, Siamese Twins, and lastly, the Dead Giant.<br />
  7. 7. Glacier Point<br />Glacier Point is 3,200 feet- that is a little more than ½ of a mile- straight down to Yosemite Valley!<br />It is a good area to see peregrine falcons up in flight.<br />In the distance ( from standing at the top) you can see Yosemite Falls! <br />
  8. 8. Yosemite Falls<br />Yosemite Falls are the highest waterfalls in North America and are the 5th highest in the world!<br />The full drop is actually 2,425 feet which is as tall as 13 Niagara Falls! That is a huge slope!<br />During late spring and also early summer, so much water goes over that you can actually feel the ground shake! WOW!<br />