One day in Yosemite

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One day in Yosemite
Created On: Jul 2, 2010
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Three little hikes to great views around the park

Southeast from Illilouette RidgeSoutheast from Illouette Ridge
Northeast from Illilouette RidgeNortheast 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 areaTenaya 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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PeteThompson

PeteThompson - Jul 3, 2010 1:30 am - Voted 10/10

Great album

What a fantastic day you had. I went to Yosemite for the first time last year and I loved it.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jul 3, 2010 2:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great album

Thanks Pete. It was one of the most enjoyable days I've had in Yosemite after many visits over a 17 year period.

SierraCJ

SierraCJ - Jul 6, 2010 10:05 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome Day!

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

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jul 6, 2010 9:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Day!

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

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