National Geographic : 1951 Apr
© National Geographic Society 491 Kodachrome by Edwin C. Evans from Shostal Yosem ite's upper cataract, 1,430 feet, exceeds nine Niagaras end on end. Lesser falls drop 995 feet. Earthquakelike tremors from the downpour can be felt half a mile. California's Yosemite National Park lies on the Sierras' western slopes about 150 miles from San Francisco. Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias stands in the park.