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Our next hike was to Bridalveil Fall. It is 620 feet high. The fall is subject to winds which cause the water to be swept sideways, creating the look of a bride's veil. The Ahwahneechee Native Americans called this waterfall Pohono, which means Spirit of the Puffing Wind.
IMG_4092 Bridalveil Falls.JPG

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Top of the fall
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The daytime temperatures were above freezing but it was still very cold at night, causing the spraying water to freeze thickly on the rocks.
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Half Dome is one of the famous large granite monoliths in the park. Here is a view of the moon rising over Half Dome as seen from Tunnel View.
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