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Mountains, Rivers, Rocks, Clouds--They're All Deaf!

July 20, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Cole

Yosemite is a naturally Deaf-friendly place.  It's the outdoors!  You don't need to hear here.  You can camp, swim, float, hike, bike, and take in all the scenery without any need for hearing or interpreting.  Working here reminded me of this wonderful Clayton Valli poem, "Deaf World," about the natural connection many Deaf people have with the outdoors.  

 

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Vernal and Nevada Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.