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    Images of Yosemite

    The 150th anniversary of Yosemite National Park offers the chance to take a pictorial look at the natural treasure. Following are photos from various sites in the great park. Special coverage can be found in The Fresno Bee.

    Photo: A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Warm spring conditions have caused the falls in Yosemite Valley to flow at near peak levels. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee Mark Crosse)
    Mark Crosse | AP
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    Visitors enjoy a spectacular views of Half Dome from the eminence of Glacier Point.
    MARK CROSSE/THE FRESNO BEE | Fresno Bee Staff Photo
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    Using the cables secured to the granite, hikers climb Half Dome
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    Hikers descend the cable route after climbing to the summit of Half Dome.
    Robert F. Bukaty | AP
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    Stoneman Bridge, a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite, provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome.
    Tracie Cone | AP
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    Tourists gather along Southside Drive to view and take photos of El Capitan.
    Mark Crosse | AP
  • Hikers make their way up the trail to Vernal Falls in the background at Yosemite Valley.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
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    Snow in the Yosemite National Park high county contrasts the granite peaks that ring the valley floor.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    The Merced River meanders through Yosemite National Park.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    Tourists enjoy the grand view at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.
    Barbara Davidson | Los Angeles Times
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    A small stream meanders through the snow and trees of Yosemite Valley's Upper Pines campground.
    Elias Funez | AP
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    A grove trees present their fall colors below Half Dome in Yosemite National Park Tuesday.
    CRAIG KOHLRUSS | Fresno Bee Staff Photo
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    Water runs over rocks in a creek near Bridalveil Falls.
    CRAIG KOHLRUSS | Fresno Bee Staff Photo
  • Visitors walk among the classic scenes in Yosemite Valley.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • Hikers make their way up the Mist Trail in Yosemite Valley.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • Children play in the river with the Vernal Falls drop in the background in Yosemite Valley.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
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    Mammoth Peak, the sixth-highest summit in Yosemite Park, rises in the distance.
    Michael Mello | The Modesto Bee
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    El Capitan, one of the most familiar landmarks in Yosemite National Park is seen through the trees.
    Joan Barnett Lee | The Modesto Bee
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    El Capitan and the Cathedral Rocks are reflected in the Merced River in Yosemite National Park in late November.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Storm clouds blanket granite formations in Yosemite National Park.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    Visitors Mary Kay and Mark Rodman of Oregon document their walk through a Yosemite Valley meadow.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    Visitors walk in Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
  • Behind a fence, park visitors look over Vernal Falls above Yosemite Valley.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • The mist from water tumbling at Vernal Falls makes a rainbow.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • A park ranger speaks with visitors at Vernal Falls, reminding them of the need to be careful at the site where fatal accidents have occurred.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • Bridal Veil Falls at sunset.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • Hikers make their way up to Vernal Falls from Yosemite Valley.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • Vernal Falls as seen from Yosemite Valley.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • Hikers make their way up the trail to Vernal Falls, which rises in the background.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • Eduardo Rodriguez takes a picture of his son Calev Rodriguez on the trail that leads to the top of Vernal Falls.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
  • In Yosemite Valley, light hits a rock as the sun sets.
    Bryan Patrick | bpatrick@sacbee.com
The 150th anniversary of Yosemite National Park offers the chance to take a pictorial look at the natural treasure. Here are photos from various sites in the great park.
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