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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  1. Hetch Hetchy, the lifeline of San Francisco.

  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!

  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.

  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."

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

  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!

  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.

  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.

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

  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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. so interesting with beautiful shots!

  18. Wonderful place to walk! Beautiful photos!

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

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

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

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


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