One of America's most awesome places
Yosemite National Park
If you enter Yosemite National Park from the south, this will be your first view of Yosemite Valley
The air was cool and crisp and clean,
and the scenery pretty spectacular
Half Dome is usually is the last surface lit by the sunset because of it's 8836 foot elevation
It's like a huge canvas of infinite images, depending on a wisp or a whim of a cloud
This Half Dome picture clearly shows a left facing profile of George Washington . . .
or Paul Revere? . . . or the Quaker Oats man?
These are the steps up to Vernal Falls
Stopping to enjoy the view on the way down from Nevada Falls
Its late October and the Maple leaves turn a bright yellow
This was my tent cabin for four nights
It rained two nights but I did have a heated tent cabin with lights, an AC outlet, towels and a real bed with blankets so life was good.
Massive Sequoia tree roots from a toppled tree
It's a massive tree, the Grizzly Giant
Hey, here we both are from 25 years ago, same pose and everything,
neither one of us seem to have changed that much
My Hiking For Fitness class from Ventura College, 2010
Last year's Hiking For Fitness class from Ventura College
A large meadow from the Four Mile Hike trail
This is looking down at some of the trail switchbacks that I just walked up
Most of this trail is made of short switchbacks like these
The same meadow from higher up on the trail
Here is what Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls looks like from the 4 mile trail
I want to see the falls in the spring after a wet winter
This is a view of Yosemite Valley from the 3 mile marker lookout
One marker says 1.8 miles up to Glacier Point and the other one says 3 miles down to the valley floor.
They should have called it the 5 Mile Hike!!
I think I'm at least 3/4 of the way up at this point
The meadows and the entire valley are looking smaller than they were
Finally made it up to the top of Glacier Point
Here is the view of Half Dome and Nevada Falls,
only one of the magnificent vistas from Glacier Point.
The only way to get a better view is to climb Half Dome.
I walked from all the way down there to all the way up here!
Here you can see the proximity of the two waterfalls
I would recommend going up to Nevada falls if you are able
This is Upper Yosemite Falls as seen from the trail of the same name
The trail to Upper Yosemite Falls is a long constant uphill for a few miles
You only get your first glimpse of the falls toward the end of the trail
Saw many deer on this trip
This one was not at all concerned about the humans all around him.
The Merced River Valley on a wet drive home
Thanks for looking at my Yosemite pictures!
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