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The Waterfalls will be Beautifully Full This Year!!

We have been so blessed this year to have had so much rain and snow. Even the trees are starting to take notice. Leaves happily starting to unfold and blossoms coming alive with Springs duality of sun and rain. Soon the area will attract lots of tourists and they will enjoy their Yosemite vacation having noticed how swollen the waterfalls, lakes, and rivers around here are and they will hear stories of how this has not been the case until more recently.

That, in fact, there has been a drought which has challenged the livelihood of the surrounding foliage and water supplies. One that has contributed to the death of so many native trees and the high expense of taking them down for their land owners. Or the change-over in landscape from native trees to drought resistant foliage. The feeling of this drought not only reverberates throughout our vast community but also permeates our actions and will continue to do so for some time.

So the images of healthy bright green trees, cascading waterfalls, and the reality of full and turbulent rivers isn’t only a site for our guests and other visitors it is a beautiful site for those of us who live here. It means, with hope, that our environment may be on the mend. While you take in this breathless scene of majestic terrain and tumescent water, as the spring and summer progress, take a minute to thank mother nature with us and ask that she brings at least another 4 years of excessive divine rain and snow…

Photo taken by Michael Hernandez.