• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

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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View of Yosemite Valley from the Wawona Tunnel Vista.

Rockfall events have helped shape many of the outstanding features along Yosemite Valley's walls, including Royal Arches, North Dome, and Half Dome. Giant talus slopes that slant away from the Valley walls accumulate debris with each rockfall event.