Thursday, July 19, 2012

7.19.2012 Yosemite

View from our campsite towards Yosemite this morning
We'd tried to get reservations at the Tuolumne Meadows Campground the minute they were available on line but didn't have any success so we've stayed outside of the park on the east side.  Today was the day for my first visit to Yosemite National Park.  We woke to dark  skies suggesting rain, and by the time we reached the top of Tioga Pass (9955') it was raining fairly hard.  By afternoon, the rain had cleared and temps warmed up to high 70's in the valley.

Tuolumne Meadows

Back of Half Dome from Olmstead Point

Roadside Attraction - bugs for breakfast

Half Dome from the front side before dropping into the valley

Bridal Veil Falls

Meadow from the "swinging bridge" that doesn't swing

Could be a nice place to be a volunteer

Curry Village cabins

Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite

Part of the El Capitan Wall

Pretty much says it all

Across the valley from El Capitan

Tenaya Lake 


  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures! I hope we will do a trip like this someday . . . Blessings to you and BJ!

    1. Susan -

      This trip has been a lot of fun but would benefit greatly from shorter driving days and more time at each location. We've had a chance to get a quick flavor at each stop but my list of "I'd like to come back and ..." continues growing. You and Vic would enjoy it - start planning!