Yosemite High Country Waterfalls
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The Yosemite High Country Waterfalls were our waterfalling excuse to explore the many cascades and cataracts both on the Tuolumne River as well as the Yosemite High Country along the Tioga Road. It offered a chance for us to escape the crowds and the Summer heat in the depths of Yosemite Valley
. No slouch on the scenery side, the High Country also featured gorgeous and strangely-shaped granite formations as well as access to the northern rim of Yosemite Valley. However, waterfall lovers like us were able to appreciate the change of scenery amidst an assortment of waterfalls that were distinctly different in character than their more visited counterparts.
Most of the waterfalls found in the High Country are along the Tuolumne River. In fact, there's one long hike that can take in most of the waterfalls here as the river meanders through the vast Tuolumne Meadows on its way to the rugged Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River. Ultimately, it makes its way to Hetch Hetchy
Valley, but you needn't go that far from Tuolumne Meadows to see its endless series of cascades and waterfalls.
Among the Tuolumne River's gems are Tuolumne Falls
, the White Cascade
, and the strangely spectacular Waterwheel Falls
In addition to the Tuolumne River drainage, I've also included other waterfalls you're likely to encounter along the Tioga Road, including those in the rugged Lee Vining Canyon
just east of Tioga Pass - the highest automobile pass in California at 9945ft.
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