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Cascade Cliffs and Little Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park, California. circa 1914.


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Yosemite National Park, California. Cascade Cliffs and Little Yosemite Valley. In few other places in the Yosemite region is the granite more continuously massive than in the Cascade Cliffs. Only one horizontal master joint divides the rock (in the lower left.) The scales on the cliffs are merely surficial features due to exfoliation. The dark streaks indicate the paths followed by the ribbon cascades which descend from the upland in the spring, when the snow is melting, and from which the cliffs take their name. In the background is Sugar Loaf (Bunnell Point). Circa 1914. Plate 45-A, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 160. Note: The Francois E. Matthes' papers and field notebooks are housed in the Brancroft Library, University [...]


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