Yosemite National Park

Bridal Veil Falls and Ribbon Falls

Entering through the El Portal entrance, these are the first waterfalls that you'll see.

 

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The morning sun illuminates the water as it plunges over the cliff
Campsite .... $65, Fuel for the trip .... $300, Food for the group .... $500, Picture of the RV at Bridal Veil Falls .... PRICELESS Ribbon Falls is a small stream that seems to completely vaporize before it strikes the rocks at the bottom

On the south side of the valley, Bridal Veil runs year-round. It's waters fall 620 feet from the top of the cliff. In 2005 we were getting wet 1/4 mile from the foot of the fall and a good portion of the walk-way was under several inches of COLD water.

Ribbon Falls is on the north side of the valley, almost exactly opposite from Bridal Veil. At 1,612 feet it's supposed to be the world's largest single fall. It only runs in the springtime and is the first "temporary" waterfall to dry up in the summer.

 

 

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Our 2004 visit to the foot of Bridal Veil. In 2005 we couldn't get this close without getting soaked.

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Dry spot near Bridal Veil Creek in 2005.

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Bridal Veil Falls from the trail leading to the base

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One of my favorite "creek" pictures - Bridal Veil was putting on a show in 2005

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What grandfather could resist taking a picture of his grandkids horsing around?

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And Ribbon Falls - in the center of the picture, plunging from it's 300 foot canyon on the top of the cliff.

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