Bridalveil Fall Beliefs

The Ahwahneechee tribe believed that Bridalveil Fall (Yosemite National Park) was home to a vengeful spirit named Pohono who guarded the entrance to the valley and that those leaving the valley must not look directly into the waterfall lest they be cursed. They also believed that inhaling the mist of Bridalveil Fall would improve one’s chances of marriage.

Bridalveil Fall Yosemite

Bridalveil Close Up

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