Lakes of Yosemite 2/4 (Mirror) – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 300

Mirror Lake

North Dome reflected in Mirror Lake

Another one of the popular Yosemite lakes is Mirror Lake. One look at the picture above leads one to realize where it got that name. North Dome is reflected in the lake and provides an excellent subject for those who enjoy scenic photography.

Mirror Lake is located diagonally acaross and roughly half way between Half Dome and North Dome. It is a nice hike around the lake and if visitors hike upward, they can have amazing views of both North Dome and Half Dome

 
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Half Dome from the Meadow 3/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 297

Half Dome from the Meadow

Half Dome as seen from the nearby meadow.

This is the last of this series of photographs of Half Dome taken from the meadow near the Yosemite Valley Lodge during the approaching evening hours.

Being presented with such a spectacular and iconic view with golden light, I didn’t want to miss a good shot. Add to this the fact that I was essentially using my camera for the first time, I had to make sure I took enough photos of this view. Some of the readers may think perhaps too many!

 
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Half Dome from the Meadow 2/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 296

Half Dome from the Meadow

Half Dome as seen from the nearby meadow.

Today’s photograph of Yosemite is another capture of Half Dome from an open meadow in the vicinity of Yosemite Lodge. We move a bit closer with this picture when compared to that of yesterday. As you can see, the evening light was taking on a golden glow.

 
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Half Dome from the Meadow 1/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 295

Half Dome from the Meadow

Half Dome as seen from the nearby meadow.

It seemed as though Half Dome was following us wherever we hiked in and around Yosemite Valley. As reported in a number of posts in this series, it had rained a number of days prior to our arrival and there was a decent amount of snow melt. Because of those two factors, puddles remained in the meadow near our lodging and I was able to take several photographs of Half Dome with puddle reflections.

 
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Half Dome: Getting Close 3/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 287

Half Dome viewed from Glacier Point

A closer view of Half Dome taken from Glacier Point

This is the last of three different photographs, in my most recent series, of Half Dome taken from Glacier point. I have tried to provide increasingly closer views to arrive at this particular scene. As you can see, it is quite majestic in size and form.

I am not sure the textures show as well in the photograph as they did in the actual vista, but there are many crevices and ridges of various colors which give this Yosemite big wig a lot of character.

 
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Half Dome: Getting Close 2/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 286

Half Dome viewed from Glacier Point

Half Dome dominates the views from Glacier Point

Naturally Half Dome is one of the major draws at Yosemite and one of the best places to catch a good view of the dome is at Glacier Point.

 
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Half Dome: Getting Close 1/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 285

Half Dome dominates the views from Glacier Point

Half Dome dominates the views from Glacier Point

Naturally Half Dome is one of the major draws at Yosemite and one of the best places to catch a good view of the dome is at Glacier Point.

 
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Half Dome Psyche – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 254

Half Dome meadow view

Half Dome as viewed from the meadow near Yosmeite Village

Let’s be honest…Half Dome is far from the tallest mountain. It probably would not win a beauty contest by any measure of mountain attractiveness. It may not even be the most fun to climb. With all of the factors noted, however, it is probably one of the most lauded and photographed physical features in the world.

Half Dome has become part of America’s psyche. It has been placed in the photographic lexicon by Ansel Adams and in the hearts of many Americans by Ken Burns.

When Yosemite visitors are asked what they most want to see, the answer undoubtedly would be Half Dome. The roadsides along the best fields of view are crowded with cars stopped nearby and people with cameras pointing them skyward towards the Yosemite icon.

Half Dome is part of American lore and perhaps even that of the world.

 
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A Dome of Another View – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 253

Half Dome viewed from the Mirror Lake Trail

Half Dome viewed from a vantage point near the Mirror Lake Trail

This photograph of Half Dome shows just the tip of the noted peak. We met a ranger guiding a group around Mirror Lake and we asked about certain sights in the area and he recommended an ascent to a vantage point where we could see a view of Half Dome that not many others get to witness.

I was intrigued by this suggestion so I began the upward trek, but it was going to take more time than I had planned for so I just snapped this one shot and returned. I do have a minor regret that I didn’t go to the top of the trail to get a fuller view of Half Dome, but as they say, that is water under the bridge now.

 
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Hiker to Hiker Communication – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 242

Olmsted Point – Close up view of Half Dome and other mountains

My experience has been that most hikers are more than willing to help others enjoy the areas they are visiting. If you arrive at a vista and others are staring at something, but you don’t know exactly what, don’t be shy…ask and most people will gladly share information.

At Olmsted Point, Half Dome is a distant sight and might not be easily recognized. There were many others staring at the distant view who would have gladly pointed to the landmark. We actually took photos for some of them.

As a case in point, we were at a national monument recently and other visitors were staring at a patch of grass. We had no idea what they were watching so we asked. They were more than happy to point out the diamondback rattlesnake lurking among the twigs and weeds. Had we been too shy to ask, we would have missed “the show.”

 
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