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Photograph by Harald Sund
Yosemite National Park's pulse-quickening range of natural highs attracts more than three million visitors each year, most converging on the park's main valley to gaze at icons like El Capitan, at left, and Bridalveil Fall, at right. But beyond the herds of tourists there is another Yosemite—less familiar, perhaps, but charged with a power of its own.