» glacier point
Glacier Point is one of the most amazing viewpoints anywhere. Not only do you have Half Dome rising above it all in a dramatic scale that cannot be conveyed through pictures, but you can also look down on several amazing waterfalls and the entire valley. After skiing the 21 miles to Glacier Point this winter, Megan and I wanted to revisit this area to see how it looks in the summer.

Half Dome from Glacier Point.

Mount Clark and Mount Starr King from Washburn Point.

Half Dome from Washburn Point.

Nevada and Vernal Falls flowing below the mountains.

Yosemite Falls.

Mount Starr King.

» valley floor

Half Dome from the meadow near Yosemite Falls.

Yosemite Falls.

Half Dome from Highway 41.

Bridalveil Falls.

A view of the valley from west of Discovery View.

Half Dome and Bridalveil Falls.

Bridalveil Falls.

It was hot in the valley but it's hard to complain when you can cool off in the cascades below a 600 foot waterfall.

» tioga pass
The high country of Yosemite is probably not as well photographed but it is equally as beautiful as the valley. It is filled with waterfalls, streams, meadows, dramatic peaks, and canyon walls.

Half Dome from Olmsted Point.

Olmsted Point (Taken by Megan).

Olmsted Point.

A tree that decided to lay down, Olmsted Point (Taken by Megan).

Tenaya Lake.

Tenaya Lake reflections (Taken by Megan).

Pywiack Dome.

Tuolumne Meadows.

Left: Cathedral Peak. Top Right: Clouds Rest. Bottom Right: Us at Olmstead Point.

Mammoth Peak rising above Dana Meadows.

Tioga Peak above Tioga Lake.

Sunset over Ellery Lake.

A very long waterfall.

The road down the east side of Tioga Pass.

Left: Ellery Lake. Right: The Ellery Lake outlet falls.

Left: The road down the north wall of Lee Vining Canyon. Right: Tioga Peak at sunset.

Mono Lake. It began to rain shortly after sunset and we later saw some really crazy lightning as we drove on to Bishop.


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Duck Lake, California
July 2018
A quick hike in the Sierras, near Mammoth Lakes.
Lake Tahoe, California
August 17 - 19, 2012
Hiking Maggies Peaks near Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe.
Around California
August 11 - 26, 2012
From San Diego to Yosemite to Lake Tahoe.
Mono Lake, California
August 5, 2010
Checking out the south side of Mono Lake.
Thousand Island Lake, California
September 3, 2006
Hiking to Thousand Island and Garnet Lakes in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, starting from Agnew Meadows.
Eastern Sierra, California
July 24, 2006
Hiking to Treasure Lakes in the Little Lakes Valley near Bishop/Mammoth Lakes, and driving south along the Eastern Sierra.
Mammoth Mountain, California
March 21 - 23, 2006
Skiing Mammoth Mountain and driving Highway 395 back to San Diego.
Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California
January 24 - 29, 2006
Skiing some of the resorts around Lake Tahoe (Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Diamond Peak).
Yosemite, California
July 2018
A day in Yosemite, mostly the high country.
Tenaya Canyon, California
August 16, 2012
Hiking from Tenaya Lake to the top of Pywiack Cascade in Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite, California
August 5, 2010
Passing through Yosemite and enjoying some sights along the way.
Little Lakes Valley, California
August 4, 2010
Hiking through Little Lakes Valley in the Eastern Sierra.
Mount Agassiz, California
September 2, 2006
Hiking to the summit of Mount Agassiz in the Bishop Creek area, starting from the South Lake trailhead.
Yosemite, California
July 23, 2006
Checking out Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Tuolumne Meadows, and driving over Tioga Pass.
Yosemite, California
March 18 - 20, 2006
Camping in Yosemite, skiing to Glacier Point, and exploring the valley.