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					YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

     By Andrew Dietz
      Welcome to Yosemite!
welcome to Yosemite national park! Here we
have Yosemite valley, hiking trails, grueling
rock climbing, and beautiful sequoia groves.
I hope your stay is a good one!
       Formation of the area
one factor that helped shape Yosemite is the
fact that sediment deposited in shallow water
and those rocks where metamorphosed.
Another factor is the history of volcanic
activity. Also, movement along the sierra fault
caused sierra Nevada to uplift which created
the many dome shaped or otherwise rock
formations. In addition the Sherwin glaciers
played a part in the shaping of Yosemite valley
uplift and erosion are still happening today
     Becoming a national park
   Yosemite's grant was signed on June 30,
1864 by president Abraham Lincoln.this was
the first instance of a park being set aside for
preservation and public use by the U.S.
government.
          Rocks in Yosemite
there are many different rocks found in
Yosemite like metamorphosed igneous,
granite, sedimentary. Since there was volcanic
activity, there was igneous rock which was
then metamorphosed. the sedimentary was
helped by the Sherwin glaciers that also
helped form Yosemite valley.
                    Features
  the most famous features of Yosemite is
 Yosemite valley. It was created from glacial
 carving. Another prominent feature is El
 Capitan, a large, mainly granite cliff. It is very
 popular with rock climbers. There are also
 large granite domes.
One of the most majestic features is the groves
 of ancient sequoias. and have you seen mt.
 Lyell?
Maps
                  Fun Facts
the only technology that Yosemite uses to
  preserve the wildlife and plants is roads and
  designated camp zones
One of the biggest problems facing Yosemite is
  air pollution
                    bibliography
http://www.pickatrail.com/sun/y/america/topo_map/yosemite/
   map.htmlhttp://pics2.city-data.com/city/maps5/frt6766.png
http://mysierramountaintimes.com/wp-
   content/uploads/2008/09/2008_9-5_27.jpg
nhttp://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
Wikipedia.org
Site found with Google images including the 3 at the top
Yosemite national park (book)
New world encyclopedia.com

				
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