Disappearing Waterfalls

Disappearing Waterfalls (HM177A)

Location: Annapolis, CA 21402 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 43.002', W 119° 39.09'

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At certain times of the year some of the Valley's waterfalls disappear. Bridalveil keeps flowing even in late summer, when Yosemite Falls begins to dry up.

Above Yosemite Falls the terrain is largely bare granite; runoff is rapid. Bridalveil Creek's green upper valley has more vegetation and deeper soil that absorb rain and snowmelt, slowing runoff to a relatively steady flow.

Recognizing that the vegetation above helps feed the falls, John Muir pushed for expansion of the park area to protect the entire watershed.

It is a 200 yard walk to the base of the fall. Be prepared for heavy spray, and watch your footing on the wet pathway.
HM NumberHM177A
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 266291 N 4177692
Decimal Degrees37.71670000, -119.65150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.002', W 119° 39.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 0.12" N, 119° 39' 5.40" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-9 Brideveil Falls Trail, Annapolis CA 21402, US
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