First View of the Merced River

Trail Thoughts and Musings

In spring the Merced can be an awe inspiring sight. The amount of water discharged varies tremendously. In late summer the flow can fall to 5 cubic feet a second while in flood it can reach 10,000 cubic feet a second. Here it can be seen at its best. The river is full enough to impress the visitor and still runs clear.

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Last updated April 3, 1998.
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