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One day in Yosemite

 
One day in Yosemite

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Object Title: One day in Yosemite

Image Type(s): Hiking, Scenery

 

Page By: Noondueler

Created/Edited: Jul 2, 2010 / Oct 28, 2011

Object ID: 634081

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Three little hikes to great views around the park

 
Southeast from Illilouette Ridge
Southeast from Illouette Ridge
 
Northeast from Illilouette Ridge
Northeast from Illouette Ridge
A visitor once asked a park ranger what to do if they had only one day in Yosemite. The park ranger said, "I would sit right down and have myself a good cry".
Yet with a car, some prior recon, and a little scrambling you can view quite a bit of the Yosemite essence in a day and still have time to relax for lunch and maybe do some fishing along the way.

Lembert Dome, Olmstead Point and Illilouette Ridge

 
Tenaya Lake from Olmstead Point area
Tenaya Lake area from above Olmstead point
 
Lembert Dome west view.
West view from Lembert Dome
Jay and I camped around Mono Lake. We drove up and hiked Lembert Dome in Tuolumne Meadows first. Then we stopped at Tenaya Lake.

I ate lunch and Jay went fishing after pounding down a burrito on the drive. Then we went up the road a bit and scrambled up slabs and benches to the high point behind Olmstead Point. Finally we drove into the Valley and up to the Glacier Point area to hike Illilouette Ridge in late afternoon.

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PeteThompsonGreat album

PeteThompson

Voted 10/10

What a fantastic day you had. I went to Yosemite for the first time last year and I loved it.
Posted Jul 3, 2010 1:30 am

NoonduelerRe: Great album

Noondueler

Hasn't voted

Thanks Pete. It was one of the most enjoyable days I've had in Yosemite after many visits over a 17 year period.
Posted Jul 3, 2010 2:04 am

SierraCJAwesome Day!

SierraCJ

Voted 10/10

Any time in Yosemite is a good time! One week before your day, I was in the same places seeing the same spectacular sights. One can park anywhere, away from the regular crowds, and explore the myriad of domes, lakes and trails. Thanks for the memories! CJ
Posted Jul 6, 2010 10:05 am

NoonduelerRe: Awesome Day!

Noondueler

Hasn't voted

Thanks again CJ. I remember voting for a few of those shots of yours. I plan to get back up to the Sierra for a few days this weekend. See ya!
-Windsor
Posted Jul 6, 2010 9:21 pm

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