Always Beautiful Depending on several different factors, the landscape in the park can change daily. Water is a big factor along with weather, seasons, park landscape management and people. The Merced River moves an incredible amount of natural debris along it’s path through the park such as fallen trees, logs, rocks and boulders. A scene that was pristine the day before might have a huge log in the middle of it the next day. And that can make a big difference in a picture. Enjoy the beautiful weather and stay healthy.