Running all year, Bridalveil Falls plunges 620 feet to the floor of Yosemite Valley. The Indians called the fall Pohono, apparently after a group of Miwok Indians called Pohonichi. Translations have suggested the Pohono meant puffing or evil wind. The later Indians had a superstition about the area near the base of the fall, perhaps because of a disaster that occurred there. The name Bridalveil was given in 1856 by Warren Baer, editor of the Mariposa Democrate. This is Yosemites 9th highest waterfall.