It's not the same as being there, of course, but thanks to the installation of a webcam, fans of Yosemite National Park can enjoy a real-time glimpse of majestic Yosemite Falls from their homes or offices.
The park announced the news Monday.
Yosemite falls, which plummets 2,425 feet, is the highest waterfall in North America and the fifth-highest in the world. The webcam records images every 30 seconds.
It's the fourth Yosemite landmark to receive a be featured via webcam on the Yosemite Conservancy website. The others are El Capitan, Half Dome and the Sierra Nevada high country, including Tenaya Peak and Clouds Rest.
Conservancy president Mike Tollefson stated in a news release: "The webcams provide windows into Yosemite for people to plan a visit and to be inspired about the need to preserve and protect one of the world’s most unique places. This technology makes the park’s incredible scenery accessible to anyone, anywhere and at any time. What could be better than starting your day by viewing Yosemite Falls?"
-- Pete Thomas