Yosemite National Park spokesman Scott Gediman said although the tourist spot will remain open, some of its main attractions such as the 16-mile Glacier Point Road, which offered sweeping views of Yosemite Valley
and Half Dome, closed at 6 p.m.
Although preoccupied by the War, as President, he took the time to sign progressive environmental legislation that included the Yosemite Valley
Grant Act, reorganized the Department of Agriculture, created land grand colleges, and signed the Homestead Act.
"It's a free-for-all," Dakota Snider, 24, who lives and works in Yosemite Valley
, said by telephone Monday, as Yosemite National Park officials announced closings of some minimally supervised campgrounds and public areas within the park that are overwhelmed.
Beauty Yosemite Valley
with Bridal Veil Falls gave David Morrow second place
In the afternoon we took a short drive to Yosemite Valley
and admired the iconic peaks of El Capitan and Half Dome from glorious viewpoints.
Rockfalls occur about once a week in Yosemite Valley
, where they have caused 16 fatalities and more than 100 injuries since documentation began 150 years ago.
Plunging 620 feet down a granite cliff, Bridalveil Fall is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley
. More than 400,000 visitors stop to marvel each year, and for many it is their first stop when they get to Yosemite National Park.
Freeblast is a climbing route on the first stretch of near-vertical rock above the tree line on El Capitan, which rises 3,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley
is The Bridalveil Trail is an easy half-mile walk which runs to the base of the 620ft Bridalveil Fall - the first waterfall seen on entering Yosemite Valley
Sat on the top of Cloudy Rest looking down into the Yosemite Valley
El Capitan is one of the world's largest granite monoliths, towering 4,000ft (1,219m) above Yosemite Valley
Last but not least, she also includes an often overlooked campground near Yosemite Valley
with large sites, accessible tent platforms, and fewer visitors.