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Looking northeast over Illilouette Gorge from Illilouette Ridge
June '10


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Marcsoltan - Jul 1, 2010 8:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Makes me dizzy...

looking at it.


Noondueler - Jul 1, 2010 8:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Makes me dizzy...

If you drew a square on the ground the same size as this rock and stood there in it it would be no big deal. But standing on that rock with big air around was as Little Joe LeConte once said "a little ticklish"!


lcarreau - Dec 24, 2011 8:44 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Makes me dizzy...

If "Little Joe Cartwight" were alive today,
he'd remark how much this resembles Bonanza's
6th season episode entitled "Between Heaven
and Earth."

It was the one where Little Joe was chasing after a cougar.

Merry Christmas to you, Windsor!


Noondueler - Dec 24, 2011 12:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Makes me dizzy...

Thanks a bunch Larry! All the best for the Holidays to you and the Misses in Red Rock Country.


mrchad9 - Jul 1, 2010 8:31 pm - Voted 10/10


Where exactly is this formation? At glacier point somewhere?


Noondueler - Jul 1, 2010 9:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Where?

This is on Illilouette Ridge about 2 miles south of Glacier Point and about 3/4 mile southeast of the parking lot for Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. The views rival Glacier Point and nobody around. It's a thousand ft higher (8,200') and above Illilouette Falls I've been there a few times. It's like a well kept secret. It's real easy to get to. I'm gonna put up a M&R on it soon.


mrchad9 - Jul 2, 2010 5:10 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Where?

Cool- I see the general area now. Poo to all those folks who say SP doesn't have good info on it. Look forward to your page and expect one day I'll be signing the summit log.


TyeDyeTwins - Aug 3, 2010 6:27 pm - Voted 10/10


Truly a great shot...outstanding work to say the least Noondueler...Keep up the great photograhpy.


Noondueler - Aug 3, 2010 7:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Good photography

is from my good friend Jay. Thanks Tye!


gfaulkner - Sep 26, 2010 3:44 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome Shot

It's one of those photos that makes your heart start beating faster just by looking at it!


Noondueler - Sep 26, 2010 4:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Shot

Thanks g. I don't doubt my heart was beating faster standing there while my friend took the shot. Your profile pic is totally unique and outstanding.


gfaulkner - Oct 11, 2010 1:41 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome Shot

Thanks! It definitely raised my pulse a bit to slide out on that perch! The rock itself was not comfortably thick, but it was solid and cantilevered. Plus we have seen it used for others backdrop so I knew it would hold up.


silversummit - Mar 11, 2011 7:45 pm - Voted 10/10


did I miss this picture when you posted it last July? What a great shot! Someday I am going to get one like this, just once in my hikes.

Yes, it would def raise my pulse too but what a great picture for your wall!



Noondueler - Mar 11, 2011 9:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How....

Thanks Kathy. Jay and I were up on Illilouette Ridge. I found a rock outcrop about 30ft. high on the edge of the ridge. Jay took a pic of me with his Canon 5D after a steep move.
You can see my Xsi on the rock below.


RayMondo - Jan 3, 2012 5:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Ahh, Yosemite

Superb viewpoint. And still the most memorable place I've been to. I expected it would be, but it was infinitely greater.


Noondueler - Jan 4, 2012 12:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Ahh, Yosemite

Thanks Ray. We were hiking on the ridge and I came apon this small rock tower, scrambled up and my friend took the shot.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 18, 2013 9:19 pm - Voted 10/10

A Knockout!

That's just a knockout of a shot from one of the great hidden spots in our Yosemite. One of a ton of great photos you have here!


Noondueler - Jun 19, 2013 2:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A Knockout!

Thanks Larry! It is good to see you signing some of the local hikes like Big Rock Ridge which is also one of the Bay Area's finest hikes and views that most people don't know about.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 20, 2013 6:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: A Knockout!

My hat's off to you for creating so many fine pages! Having grown up in the Bay Area, I've always enjoyed visiting local highpoints, most of which are unnamed. It's great fun these days to visit the recognized places and see just who else has been there through this site. Thanks again for being there.


Noondueler - Jul 4, 2013 2:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Knockout!

A little late response Larry. But thanks much for the comment. Wish I was there!
Due to arising circumstances I've been unable to get up the high country lately but hopefully that will change in a month or 2. Still plenty of great hiking in the Marin backyard.

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