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Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

Late afternoon and early evening is prime time for photographers in Yosemite Valley, so many iconic subjects bathed in soft, warm, ever-changing light.

This shot of Half Dome was taken from Sentinel Bridge, which is a short walk from the Visitor Center.   122 more words


SEARCHING FOR SPRING, PART 10: Yosemite National Park

I love Yosemite National Park. 

“The most striking and sublime features on the grandest scale, is the Yosemite.”   John Muir

“A perfect day would be to get into the car, drive out to Yosemite and go camping.” 619 more words

Nature Photography

Downhill all the way

On Saturday, with little fanfare, Alex Honnold stunned the climbing world when he free-soloed El Capitan in Yosemitethe world’s largest granite monolith. (What’s the big deal? 663 more words


Yosemite Valley

The most popular part of Yosemite National Park is Yosemite Valley, where a 7-mile long road follows the Merced River and all the iconic sites can be viewed. 133 more words


Waylaid by Water

May 5, 2017
Yosemite Valley–West End Loop
Roundtrip distance: 6.4 miles

I woke to the news that the Merced River in Yosemite Valley was at flood stage—a day I planned to hike there.   928 more words


The Mist Trail - Part Two

The Mist Trail – Part Two

Be sure to read Part One first.

Shortly after I left Vernal Fall I realized why the path to Nevada Fall is far less traveled. 2,561 more words

National Parks

Spring has sprung

I spent most of the last week in Yosemite and can confirm that spring has definitely sprung there. The Merced River, swollen by snowmelt, is overspilling its banks, flooding meadows and submerging riverside trails. 478 more words