Monday, June 27, 2011

Thuffering thuckatacth, its about Yosemite, Sam

Bridal Falls from Tioga Pass

We left Gardnerville at 7:30 and drove to Yosemite, arriving at the Lee Vining Entrance at 9 am. The drive up was full of good pictures, but landscape unlike what we were about to see.
We did not see much wild life as we did in Yellowstone, but the terrain is totally different.
We have started to run into summer crowds which makes it tougher to see and do things.
We missed our mid morning coffee. There was one place I should have stopped. Gas prices in the area seem to average around $4.75. Yesterday in Nevada I paid $3.52.
The is part of the Sierra Nevada chain to the south-east of Yosemite
Mono Lake bowl after we came over the Tioga Pass alt 9538.

The large Mt, in right center is called Half Dome as it has a perfectly flat face. Vertical assault challenge.

Trees growing in rock
This pine sent out roots 14 feet in 2 directions over a solid rock and into a crevace.
This has a large root ball on the ground with roots encircling a rock

Horsetail Falls
Another view of Bridal Falls
We saw many falls as we drove through the park.

Two pictures of El Capitan. No climbers that we could see today. Barb wanted me to try it.

Some flowers growing out of crevaces in the rock

Tomorrow we head to Sequoia National Park

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