SignEdge: Hikers Pride or Lament?



What does down must come up
What does down must come up – Bumper sticker spotted at the North Rim

Perhaps this a lament heard from a number of hikers, while others may look at it as a source of pride or accomplishment. I have heard from many that an endeavor such as hiking Rim-to-Rim at the Grand Canyon is a mixture of punishment and reward.



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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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Lakes of Yosemite 1/4 (Tenaya) – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 299

Tenaya

Tenaya Lake pictured from a southeast shore

Everyone knows what a lake is of course. It is a body of water surrounded by land and at Yosemite, the land is very often surrounded by mountains. It is interesting though how different they are.

We were on our way to Tuolumne Meadows to hike Lembert Dome when we were approached Tenaya Lake. We stopped briefly to take several photographs. We wanted to spend more time hiking in and around the lake area, but alas we will have to return to fulfill those wishes.

 
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The Three Brothers – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 298

Three Brothers and Bridalveil Falls from Tunnel View

Three Brothers from Tunnel View

It has been reported that John Muir thought The Three Brothers provided one of the most spectacular views of Yosemite Valley. The photograph above was taken from Tunnel View where the entire valley opens before onlookers.

The highest or uppermost brother is Eagle Peak. Then there is the Middle Brother and the Lower Brother. Bridalveil Falls was flowing well this spring.

 
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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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Merced River – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 294

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Merced River meanders

The Merced River in the Vicinity of El Capitan

As you might have gathered from my previous posts about Yosemite, the Merced River meanders throughout the valley and this too will cross your path a number of times if you do much hiking in and around the Valley.

We were delighted that the river was flowing well and there were both rapids and more placid expanses to reveal the full character of the Merced.

 
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El Capitan’s Eastern Exposure – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 293

El Capitan's eastern exposure

A view of El Capitan’s eastern exposure

To end this series of different views of El Capitan, many of which are similar to previous photographs, in the picture above, I am providing a view of El Capitan’s eastern exposure taken from the nearby meadow.

 
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El Capitan Midline – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 292

Midline view of El Capitan

Midline view of El Capitan

The previous two photographs show El Capitan with the sun coming strongly from the west and blocking details and a photograph taken during the early evening hours from the west.

The photograph above presents El Capitan from a midline perspective somewhere between the east and west side. The “nose” ridge is almost straight ahead. I was standing in the nearby meadow when this photo was snapped.

In this view you can note the color variations, ridges and other geographic formations.

 
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