Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Driving Through Yosemite
After taking all the shots we wanted of the tufa, we hopped into the car and went our merry way to Yosemite via scenic Tioga Pass. I was excited for the opportunity to be in Yosemite again. What made this more thrilling was the chance to use Tioga Pass again as our entry point. The one time we went this way, the views were spectacular with snow-capped peaks and blue skies.
This time though there were less snow in the peaks, a visible sign of the 3-year drought that the state was in.
We stopped by a lake, the water was frozen in late May. The weather though was mild and very sunny.
We had no intention of taking any hikes. We knew it was late in the day to embark on a hike. Our intent was to drive through Yosemite on the way to our stop for the night, which was a cabin in Groveland that was loaned to us by friends. However, we were able to stop in different spots and took photos.
We stopped at Olmsted Point where the vista was stunning. At this site the people watching is plenty and very good. I saw a little critter that I can't identify whether it's a squirrel or something else.
It had been a long day, one that started in Lake Tahoe and now about to end in Groveland. Soon as we finished shooting at Olmsted, we drove the car straight to the cabin. We were exhausted.
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