Tunnel View Photos – Yosemite Valley At Its Best
Yosemite’s most popular tourist vista – arrive at the right time, and capture unforgettable waterfall landscapes. Arrive a bit later – you’ll battle the heat, the crowds…and be stuck with a bland, dried up trickle. Here are some Tunnel View photos to illustrate the change in seasons…
Tunnel View In Spring
Ding ding ding! You’ve hit the jackpot, my friend. In spring you’ll find temperate weather, a green valley, beautifully flowing Bridalveil Fall, and light to moderate tourist crowds. The two photos above reflect this…
By late spring / early summer, the crowds start to increase…and the waterfall begins to grow thinner and thinner. Notice the difference?
By August’s monsoon season, the water slows down to a trickle. Admittedly, the clouds are nice to add some drama to the scenery, though. If you’re wondering about Fall, it’s no better (in terms of flow). However, crowds will have thankfully decreased by then.
This picture shows Bridalveil Fall almost completely dry. It’s even hard to make out when you quickly scan over the valley.
Winter snow brings a beautiful blanket to Yosemite Valley’s granite mountaintops. If you’re lucky, there’s a chance that a warm winter could melt some of that snow and add a little oomph to Bridalveil Fall. Don’t hold your breath, though.
More than likely it’s done until the first few warm days of spring the following year…so plan carefully!
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– Nathan Allen
I’m Nathan Allen, photographer / creator of YosemiteParkPhotos.com (Yosemite Photos) and international travel site I Dreamed Of This. In truth, I lived in San Francisco, New York, & Singapore…but nothing compares to life in the mountains. I share my experiences HERE.