As you come into the valley on Highway 41, you come to a tunnel. Just on
the other side of the tunnel, there's a vista point with the first real view
of the valley.
From here, you can see El Capitan on the left, Half Dome peaking over the
cliffs in the center, and Cathedral Spires on the right. The waterfall in
front of Cathedral Spires is Bridalveil Falls, one of the few falls in the
valley that run year-round.
Here are Fay, Ardith, and Dave standing in front of the other waterfall
you can see from Tunnel View -- Silver Streak.