• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Yosemite Nature Notes 6: Maps

Maps
June 23, 2009

When Joseph Walker passed through in 1833, there were none, but today, thousands of maps portray the landscape of Yosemite National Park. From a state land grant created during the Civil War, to computer mapping and modern resource management, these maps also tell the story of the protection of Yosemite.

 
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Did You Know?

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.