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Yosemite Valley - California

The Scottish born John Muir was pivotal in the preservation of Yosemite Valley during the 19th Century.

El Capitan in Yosemite Valley is one of the most famous “big” walls amongst global climbers.

Humans and early humans have lived in Yosemite Valley for tens of thousands of years.

The U-shaped Yosemite Valley is a classic example of glacial erosion.

The Sierra Nevada is predominantly made of a huge slab of mixed granite which formed deep below the Earth’s surface.

GIS and other modern technologies are now used to understand and manage Yosemite National Park.

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Yosemite Valley at 2,000m - Yosemite National Park

 

Yosemite Valley at ground level - managing the National Park

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