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Ribbon Fall in Yosemite

Ribbon Fall in Yosemite National Park

Ribbon Fall in Yosemite National Park is 1612 feet (491 m) high and is the tallest single-drop waterfall in North America. At 10 feet/story, the waterfall is higher than a 161-story building and is ranked 99th in height worldwide. The waterfall receives its water from melting winter snow, so Ribbon Fall is dry much of the year. In exceptional winters, an ice cone of up to 200 feet can form beneath the waterfall. The waterfall flows over a cliff west of El Capitan.

This photo of Ribbon Fall was taken in April from the campsite in Yosemite Valley that was shared by Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir. In June, there is noticeably less water flowing over the waterfall.

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