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Yosemite Voices 5: Beauty that Kills

Episode 5
Beauty that Kills

Death by drowning or going over waterfalls awaits careless visitors who get too close to Yosemite's rivers and creeks. This episode features an interview with Yosemite Search and Rescue team member Moose Mutlow.

Listen now (29 minutes / 30 MB MP3)

Did You Know?

Nevada and Vernal 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.