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Yosemite National Park

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Joel Valliath

on 13 February 2013

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Creation Yosemite was eroded through glacial actions and it was cut down by a river. The Future of Yosemite In about a century, Yosemite's glaciers will all be melted, and the snow on the ground will transition into bedrock, exposing it. Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park Glaciers in Yosemite Yosemite National Park is located in northern
California and Central Sierra Nevada. Location Location of Yosemite National Park Reasons why People Want to Visit Yosemite contains the world's largest granite stone, El Capitan.
Lastly, the Giant Sequoia Trees are located in Yosemite. You can visit Yosemite Falls, which are the highest falls in North America. Yosemite National Park was established on October 1st, 1890. Interesting Facts In 1899, 114 years ago, there were only 4,500 visitors every day. Nowadays, there are around four million! Yosemite was cut down by a river and over time, it eroded. On top of that, glacial actions used deposition to erode Yosemite. the glaciers scraped and scratched the valleys and canyons. when the glaciers finally melted, rock debris made a dam in the valley creating Yosemite Lake, the rivers and waterfalls. All of this occurred because of the Ice Age. Glaciers Moving River This climate change is bad for Yosemite because, in the future, global warming will melt all the glaciers, making the water levels rise. To make matters worse, melting snow patches are transitioning into bedrock, exposing it to the global warming. Exposed bedrock Melting Glaciers Yosemite Another map of Yosemite This granite stone is 350 stories high above Yosemite Valley. Almost everybody wants to see either the smallest or the biggest thing in the world! Then you can tell friends and family that you visited and saw the world's largest piece of granite. These are the largest trees in the world. They can live up to more than 3,000 years old. When you see their roots and trunks it will look so amazing that you will not believe that the tree is still living. Wouldn’t you like to see what your tree would look like in a few thousand years? This was more than 100 years ago, when people started to notice the beautiful sights. Yosemite National Park has become a worldwide tourist attraction. People in Yosemite Galen Clark and John Muir helped to get the Congress and President Lincoln to sign papers in letting them establish Yosemite National Park. By: Joel Valliath and Mansi Shah They have a total drop of 2,245 feet. They are also the 5th highest falls in the whole world. If you stand next to them or near them you can probably feel the soothing mist and see the colorful rainbows that will form. You will also feel like a little ant while standing next to them. Yosemite from a satellite. Location Yosemite is located in Northern California and Central Sierra Nevada. The climate of Yosemite, California has made it the site that it is. This happened by sustaining glaciers and rivers and maintaining the cold weather. Yosemite National Park is also located near many cities and towns. Some of them are Fresno, Modesto, Oakdale, Kerman, Riverbank, and South lake Tahoe. Location of Yosemite Another picture of the location Yosemite on a California Map Zoomed in photo of the location Satellite picture of Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park Video http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/04B8A2FC-C51F-4EB4-A7D3-97480823265C
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