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Winter at Discovery View in Yosemite

Don Bain's 360° Panoramas of

Yosemite and the Central Sierra Nevada

Yosemite National Park, California



Geologist Francois Matthes called Yosemite the Incomparable Valley, and it truly deserves the accolade, with its towering granite cliffs and astoundingly high waterfalls, wonderful forests, alpine meadows and rugged peaks. This is a huge park, running from the hot foothills to glaciated peaks, in fact it is larger than the state of Rhode Island.

Yosemite is a World Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World heritage Site. It has been protected as a public park since 1863, so it can be considered the oldest national park.


Choose one of the localities from the Table of Contents below to see thumbnail images of the panoramas.
Table of Contents
Yosemite Valley - Western
Wawona Tunnel and Discovery View
Valley View of Yosemite Valley
Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite Valley
El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley - Central
Leidig Meadow in Yosemite Valley
Four Mile Trail to Glacier Point
Chapel Meadow in Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley spring storm
Cooks Meadow in Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Lodge
Lower Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls Trail
North Rim of Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Village
Yosemite Valley - East
Ahwahnee Meadow in Yosemite Valley
The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley
Ahwahnee Hotel - Interior, Cottages, and River
Southside Road in Yosemite Valley
Stoneman Meadow in Yosemite Valley
Camp Curry in Yosemite Valley
The Pines Campgrounds in Yosemite Valley
Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley
The Giant Staircase
Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley
Vernal Falls and the Mist Trail
The Horse Trail (John Muir Trail)
Nevada Falls
Panorama Trail
Hetch Hetchy
Tuolumne River Below Hetch Hetchy
O'Shaugnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy
Hetch Hetchy North Side Trail
South Fork of the Tuolumne River
The Tioga Road - Western
Tioga Road in winter
Near Crane Flat on the Tioga Road
Crane Flat Meadow
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
Forests Along the Tioga Road
Yosemite Creek Above the Falls
Olmsted Point on the Tioga Road
Tenaya Lake
Tioga Road - Eastern
Cathedral Range
West Tuolumne Meadows
Soda Springs in Tuolumne Meadows
Tuolumne Meadows
Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River
Tioga Pass, the East Entrance to Yosemite
Glen Aulin Trail
The Trail to Glen Aulin
Glen Aulin on the Tuolumne River
Below Glen Aulin on the Tuolumne River
Waterwheel Falls on the Tuolumne River
South Rim
Glacier Point Road
South Rim of Yosemite Valley
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point above Yosemite Valley
Wawona and the Mariposa Grove
Wawona
Lower Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Upper Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
The Tuolumne River Approaches to Yosemite
Knights Ferry on the Stanislaus River
Chinese Camp
Lake Don Pedro, Moccasin, and the Priest Grade
Groveland and Big Oak Flat
La Grange
Coulterville
Bear Valley
The Merced River Approaches to Yosemite
Hornitos
Catheys Valley
Mariposa
California State Mining and Mineral Museum
Merced River Below Yosemite Valley
El Portal
Big Oak Flat Road
Cascade Valley
South of Yosemite
Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias
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