Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 116 (Yosemite Valley – Sentinel Rock)

Sentinel Rock, YosemiteSentinel Rock stands tall in Yosemite Valley

Interestingly enough, even the supporting cast of mountains, lakes and trails assume staring roles at various times. While hiking Yosemite Valley and at the edge of certain paths, when El Capitan and Half Dome are not directly in view, one tends to focus on other Yosemite features. They are absolutely “ready for their closeups!”

Sentinel Rock is a beauty in its own right, but it is difficult to compete with such extraordinary neighbors. Like Devil’s Tower, this formation could probably stand on its own if it dwelled elsewhere!

We enjoyed encountering Sentinel Rock during our hikes and noting how beautiful it was rising from the meadow with all of the lush green grasses providing the “red carpet” treatment!

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