Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hiking Hetch Hetchy

Ever since I saw a picture of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir online I wanted to visit it. I didn't realize that it would actually take a few years for that to happen. Not that I haven't been around the neighborhood, so to speak, but more like there wasn't enough time. Hence, when this road trip was being planned, we dedicated a time for a photo walk.

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir supplies water to San Francisco.

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The dam was not the only one that caught my attention and lens. There were plenty to occupy the photo enthusiast.

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It was nearly noon and a week day, understandably there were only a few people around, which I preferred by the way.

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We had to turn back once we reached the tunnel - we had to get closer to the waterfalls some other time - because again time was very limited. We were looking at the long drive back home hoping that we would arrive by 7 pm, so we had no choice but to end our short stay.

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On the walk back, Mr. Congeniality, aka hubby of mine, chanced upon a camper turned fisherman for the day and the two chatted the whole way back to the car.

On the drive back, we stopped for a little bit more of picture taking. It's never enough. The views of Yosemite and the mountains never get old. You always want to see more and photograph again and again.

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In the end we hopped in the car and prepared for a 4-hour long drive. But with views like these, I wouldn't get bored.

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This ends the documentation of my 2014 Memorial Day roadtrip. I know I'm so behind in posting my travels.

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23 comments:

  1. Hetch Hetchy, the lifeline of San Francisco.

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  2. A beautiful day trip for you two! I agree you can never ever get too many pictures of such a majestic place. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Hello again Maria, i am reviving my blog after a long pause. I didn't realize i had been posting in Pure Oxygen Generators but not here. Then after my travels to Australia and NZ i am back again in this blogsite, hopefully there are still a few who will see my photos.

    You've always been an esteemed blogger-photographer, and as always these shots entice me. I love those wide angle shots, and the waterfalls again reminding me of the wonderful travels and cruises i've just been through. Regards.

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  4. It's very pretty there. Even though it was a short visit, it's great that you finally found time to visit the dam. And I totally believe you that Yosemite never "gets old."

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  5. A fine series of pictures documenting your trip. Excellent photos throughout.

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  6. What a pretty place for a hike. The dam, reservoir and mountain scenery is all gorgeous..wonderful photos! Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

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  7. What a fun name for such a delightful place, Maria, No wonder you wanted to visit there! Thanks for passing on the goodness to those of us who've never even heard of the place.

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  8. What a beautiful hike!! I so hope you'll link up with I Heart Macro too to share those beautiful flowers and grasses you discovered along with the wider views.

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  9. A wonderful place, I like the grass photos.

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  10. A gorgeous place and terrific captures as always -- they're the next best thing to being there myself! And I do love the name!! How fun! Have a great weekend!!

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  11. What beautiful place, well worth waiting for!
    Happy Sky Watch,
    Merisi

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  12. What a wonderful hike. Thanks for taking us along.

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  13. A fabulous place to walk and marvelous photos, all of them.

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  14. What a gorgeous place and great shots. I'm over a year behind in posting some of my travels...

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  15. Amazing captures, I like the sharp focus in each of them. Great series.

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  16. Love those mountain views and the dam viewing from the top. Such a beautiful scene.

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  17. so interesting with beautiful shots!

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  18. Wonderful place to walk! Beautiful photos!

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  19. Awesome captures.
    Amazing place.
    It's impossible to look at the photos only once.

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  20. What a beautiful place. Have a lovely weekend!

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  21. I think that is a place you never get tired off :) So much to see and enjoy. :)

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  22. A beautiful area! The landscape is amazing! Wonderful shots!

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