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Old 14th January 2010, 08:38   #31
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I love the pic with the pink tone! Just dreamy!
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I love the pic with the pink tone! Just dreamy!
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I am not sure i got you. which one are you referring to? sorry for my ignorance.
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One question though, did you take the Old Priest Grade or followed the normal route only as told by google maps etc.,?
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One question though, did you take the Old Priest Grade or followed the normal route only as told by google maps etc.,?
Sorry for late reply, I did took the Old Priest Grade. My route was 99s, highway 4, 120, 140 and 41. This is the route which even google maps and garmin navigation takes us on. It took us 3 hours from Yosemite to Sacramento with fuel stop. While going, we took 4 hours since we did lunch and fuel stop. Maps show time of 3:30 hours which is almost correct.

I didn't knew the name of that place, but on looking up, we indeed passed through those 10 miles of hairpin bends for sure. It was an awesome experience. Also down the valley is Don Pedro Reservoir surrounded by mountains and some stunning houses. We so wanted to stop and click photos, but we were running late.

On a different note, I would like to bring this thread back to life with my recent trip to YNP this summer. Photos of this trip will be posted soon.

Here is a teaser pic.

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Needless to say, compared to my previous trip during winter, it was totally different. Felt like i was in a different place with stunning visuals. This time we went to Glacier Point since it was open. I also managed to find Glacier Point from the Yosemite Village. All this coming up soon.

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Some of the better ones from my recent visits to Yosemite...

1. Tunnel View point with Bridalveil falls


2. Glacier Point


3. Yosemite Falls and the valley from Glacier Point


4. Bridalveil falls from the valley


5. Yosemite falls from swinging bridge


6. Tenaya Lake on Tioga Road
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Some of the better ones from my recent visits to Yosemite...

1. Tunnel View point with Bridalveil falls
2. Glacier Point
3. Yosemite Falls and the valley from Glacier Point
4. Bridalveil falls from the valley
5. Yosemite falls from swinging bridge
6. Tenaya Lake on Tioga Road
Thanks for sharing. Those are some stunning pics. We didn't go to points 5 and 6 due to lack of time. Others are more or less the same as we saw. We didn't have clouds that day and it was very hot.

Also the flow of both the falls is considerably more in yours than mine. At our time, it was so less, it felt almost naked. Did you go for hiking or went on trails?

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We did do some hiking. Couple of small trails on Glacier Point road (Sentinel dome and Taft Point)

Still have to explore a lot of Yosemite.. (Mist trail, Vernal & Nevada falls, Hike to top of Yosemite Falls etc)

Also preparing to go on the top of half dome next year... Lets see how that goes with cables and all

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We did do some hiking. Couple of small trails on Glacier Point road (Sentinel dome and Taft Point)

Still have to explore a lot of Yosemite.. (Mist trail, Vernal & Nevada falls, Hike to top of Yosemite Falls etc)

Also preparing to go on the top of half dome next year... Lets see how that goes with cables and all
Indeed, there is so much to explore. Its an awesome experience. Camping is also one of the best experience ever what with Bear visiting.

We didn't do any hiking. But next year, we plan to go in early june so that we can take advantage of flow and everything. I especially want to do four mile trail and upper yosemite trail.
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Thank both of you for sharing some good pictures of the Yosemite @abhijitaparadh and @chevelle.
Yosemite falls from the swinging bridge is awesome.
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Here are couple of photos on the way to Yosemite. The rock right in the middle is called Half Dome. Its one of major attractions at Yosemite National park since on 'good' days, one can climb to the top with just some cables and almost no safety.

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The Tunnel View showing Yosemite Valley. The tunnel is on highway 41 and is called Winona Tunnel. The falls on right is called Bridal Veil Falls.

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Half Dome - a little up close.

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Bridal Veil Falls - a little up close

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Yosemite Valley

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We then went to Glacier Point. This is the highest point in Yosemite. Views are stunning. The road is even more stunning. It is usually closed during winter due to heavy snow. Spectacular views all round. Not to be missed.

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Here is a map of the view from Glacier Point.

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Echo peaks at full zoom (15x) and no crop.

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In the last post, you can see Echo Peaks at very far end between Tenaya Peak and Cloud's rest.
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As a long time SF bay area resident I will say that the best time to visit Yosemite is not during summer nor winter but spring, immediately after the Tioga pass is opened (usually late May early June). I usually do a one day circuit almost every year which is to take the usual route from I-5/CA-99 but do not turn right to continue on CA120 to go to Yosemite. Instead I continue on 108 through Sonora and cross Sonora pass. This is second highest pass in the Sierra and has some amazing vistas just when the passes are opened for spring. Continuing on 108 will end up at US395 on the eastern side of Sierra and then drive south towards Mono Lake/Lee Vining. On the way there are some beautiful landscape photo opportunities such as Mono Lake and other miscellaneous places. From Lee Vining, one can take CA 120 west to enter Yosemite by crossing over Tioga pass the highest motor-able pass in California.
If one visits this area immediately at the opening date, the lakes are usually still forzen and there is plenty of snow that offers some amazing vistas. I have a picture of a completely frozen Tenaya Lake and its an amazing site.
Currently I'm at work so I cant dig up my photos from the previous years trips but if and when I do get a chance, I'll upload some pictures to show the other side of Yosemite with frozen lakes, Switzerland like snow capped mountains complete with green grass and Cows.
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