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El Capitan

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Yosimite Park - El Capitan

August 10 we left Tuolumne City for a day trip though the Yosemite National Park. One of the most famous and popular National Park of the USA.
The hotel-manager advised us to leave early for in the afternoon there is change for traffic congestion in Yosemite Valley.
I will start this series with picture fo the Yosemite Park with three photos of “El Capitan”. A spectacular and dominating rock formation in the valley.
Fortunately we visited this place on August 10 and not on September 27 or September 29. As you cab read in the news report in the Guardian here below.

Three picture of El Capitan

■ Main picture: Panorama View from El Capitan Meadow, 37.722783, -119.635824
■ Workshop 1: Zoomed in from 37.723439, -119.634450
■ Workshop 2: From Bridalveil Fall Viewing point, 37.719372, -119.649288…

Make: SONY, ILCE-6300
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/9.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-10 12:37
Metering Mode: Spot
File Size: 2137 kb

El Capitan (Spanish for The Captain, The Chief) is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith extends about 900 m from base to summit along its tallest face and is one of the world's favourite challenges for rock climbers and BASE jumpers. (Wikipedia)

The Guardian - Sep 28, 2017
Huge rock fall leaves one dead on El Capitan in Yosemite national park
A hunk of rock “the size of an apartment building” has fallen off the famous granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite national park in California, killing one person and injuring another.
The injured person was taken to a hospital near the park.

El Capitan is one of the world’s largest granite monoliths towering 4,000ft (1,219m) above Yosemite Valley.
Several people made emergency calls, reporting that the rock fall occurred on the Waterfall route on the east buttress of El Capitan.
Officials did not provide details on the size of the rock fall, but climbers posted pictures on social media from hundreds of feet up the wall showing billowing white dust moments after the crash.
(the Guardian)
The Guardian - Sep 29, 2017
El Capitan Rockfall Kills One and Injures Another in Yosemite

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