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Flooded Vernal Falls
A hiker in the rain adds some scale to an overflowing Vernal Falls during the 10 year flood of May 16, 2005. Note how far into the trees the Merced River has reached. Most of the meadows in the valley were under a 1-2 feet of water and the roads in and out were impassable until late in the day.


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Voted 10/10

That's a waterfall - wow!
Posted Nov 2, 2009 6:03 pm

NoonduelerMan! Great shot!


Voted 10/10

The power of nature is impressive here!
Posted Apr 2, 2010 1:36 am

mrchad9Re: Man! Great shot!


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Thank you... I was very lucky to be in the valley that day. It was pretty wild everywhere we went.
Posted Apr 2, 2010 11:29 am

DWaggonerCool shot


Voted 10/10

There's some power behind that water. Amazing pic.
Posted Apr 6, 2010 3:19 pm

Sarah SimonHad to be deafening

Sarah Simon

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The roar of this water charging over the cliff face must have been incredible.

Posted Apr 6, 2010 4:09 pm

mrchad9Re: Had to be deafening


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Thank you both- yes- it was very impressive. Thinking of putting all album up in a day or so, since we're getting into spring now... we'll see.
Posted Apr 6, 2010 6:40 pm



Voted 10/10

I cannot stop staring at this picture. What an incredible scene seeing that massive amount of water cascading! CJ
Posted Jun 29, 2010 10:05 am

mrchad9Re: Awesome!


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Thanks CJ! It was a remarkable day certainly. Was very lucky to be there, the Happy Isles flood gauge peaks right as we were on the trail.
Posted Jun 29, 2010 2:12 pm

BobSmithThat's frightening.


Voted 10/10

Sometimes waterfalls are really scary. This one would have scared the hell out of me that day.
Posted Nov 27, 2011 11:30 am

mrchad9Re: That's frightening.


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It definitely got the adrenaline going Bob! The Mist Trail leads up to the falls from below, and it was anything put misty... it was as though a fire hose was blowing upwards into our face as we approached the falls.
Posted Nov 28, 2011 9:46 am

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mrchad9Submitted by mrchad9
on Oct 17, 2009 8:00 pm

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Lat/Lon: 37.73000°N / 119.56°W
Object Title: Flooded Vernal Falls