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Bridalveil Fall
& Yosemite Falls - April 30, 2009
Plus Yosemite National Park and El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California. (Yes it is Bridalveil Fall NOT Bridalveil Falls - see photo of the sign below)

The Ahwahneechee tribe believed that Bridalveil Fall was home to a vengeful spirit named Pohono which guarded the entrance to the valley, and that those leaving the valley must not look directly into the waterfall lest they be cursed. They also believed that inhaling the mist of Bridalveil Fall would improve one's chances of marriage.

Bridalveil Fall is 620 feet tall and flows year round. The primary source of Bridalveil Falls is Ostrander Lake, some 9.9 miles to the south.

When the wind blows briskly, the waterfall will appear to be falling sideways. During lesser water flow, the falls often don't reach the ground. Because of this, the Ahwahneechee Native Americans called this waterfall Pohono, which means Spirit of the Puffing Wind.

sign - Bridalveil Fall
This first set of photos of Bridalveil Fall were taken from the pathway up to the fall. It was fun because the mist from the fall set the scene just as if it was raining, so of course the two RV Gypsies got pretty wet.
the beginning of the path to Bridalveil Fall
a view of Bridalveil Fall
Karen protected her camera from the mist. as much as she could, but the mist got on the camera lens anyway, which made an interesting shot.
Karen trying to keep the camera dry
the mist at Bridalveil  Fall
A beautiful rainbow - even though there was a strong layer of mist on the camera lens.
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The two RV Gypsies get closer to Bridalveil Fall and they get very wet.
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These photos were taken from a path below the falls, walking towards El Capitan.
Karen at the bottom of Bridalveil Fall
Karen at the bottom of Bridalveil Fall
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These photos were taken across the road by El Capitan
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ABOVE & BELOW - see how many different views can be taken from the same place just by moving a touch or bending a touch.
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different views of Bridalveil Fall
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YOSEMITE FALLS
upper & lower falls
upper and lower falls
upper and lower falls
lower fall
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Menu for the two RV Gypsies in California - April 2009

California photos are in 28 separate sections found below. Some sections may have more than one page so that the photos will upload faster. You may visit these sections in any order you choose. Each section will have this menu so that visitors do not have to keep returning here in order to continue the California adventures. There is also a link to Oregon at the very bottom of the California menu.

travel scenery
Mountain Lakes RV Park
Venice Beach
Big Bear Mountain
Palm Springs Tram
Karen's family photos

Kaweah Park Resort & a bobcat

Three Rivers & Lake Kaweah

driving scenery

Sequoia National Park

Kings Canyon
- big sequoia trees

Yosemite Nat'l Park

El Capitan

Bridalveil & Yosemite Falls

Indian Flat RV Park

The Golden Gate Bridge

Fisherman's Wharf /
Seals / Alcatraz

Armstrong Woods
State Preserve -
Giant Redwood Trees

Sonoma County driving tour / beaches

San Francisco
and cable car ride

The Living Roof
and Gardens

Chinatown

N. Petaluma KOA
& driving scenery

Bear Mtn RV Resort

Shasta Lake

Mt. Shasta

Shasta Dam

 

Sundial Bridge

 
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go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have enjoyed all of the above, please continue on to Oregon.