Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Yosemite - Upper section

We decided to see the lesser visited portion of Yosemite National Park from our stay in Bridgeport.  It turned out to be a pretty long day, but I'm glad we did it.  Otherwise, we would've visited this area while driving through with the RV, and we wouldn't have been able to explore as much. Wow...this is one picturesque park, and since this part is less visited, it wasn't crowded!  We drove up Tioga Pass and down Tioga road to Olmstead Point and then worked our way back.  We lounged on the rocks at Tenaya Lake, just basking in the warmth of the sunshine, looking for pictures in the clouds, and taking in the view. The temp was in the 40s, but in the sunshine, it was perfect!  We picnicked on the beach at Tenaya Lake; the wind had picked up, and it was kind of chilly, but you can't beat the view.  Before calling it a day, we hiked the Pothole Dome trail, following it back to the river.  It had gotten cooler, so we all wore hats.  Jake had never seen us in hats before that he remembered, and he kept staring at us and giggling!

Approaching Yosemite from the East
The road offered amazing views at every turn
Another view from the road near Tioga Pass
My favorite people
Climbing on the rocks at Olmstead Point
You can see the backside of Half Dome
God's amazing creation is on full display
The boys and Half Dome

Hiking near Tuolumne Meadow

Funny trees at Olmstead Point
Tenaya Lake
The sun felt good in the 44 degree temps
Tuolomne Meadow
Jake was intrigued by the hats

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