A Vast Ediface of Stone and Space

December 28, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

My family and I took a short, weekend trip to Yosemite this month to celebrate my dad's birthday and recharge our batteries. With all the craziness going on with school and work, it was much needed. There was no snow in the valley, and just a sprinkling in the higher elevations; which was bad for taking pictures, but good for hiking. So, I relaxed and decided to focus on the latter. It was nice to be able to drive up to Glacier Point and do some of the hikes we normally wouldn't be able to in the winter. The weather also kept the Tioga Pass open, so after a long day of hiking on Saturday, we decided to relax on Sunday and take the scenic route through the pass home. I've been yearning to go back ever since.
 


Inspiration Point at sunset


Hinking down from Inspiration Point, we noticed a full moon was rising behind El Capitan. I definitely wasn't in the right place at the right time, but I made it work the best I could (ala balancing my camera on a rock with my sweatshirt to steady it).
 

Half Dome as seen from Glacier Point

Near Olmstead Point in the Tioga Pass

"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space." --- Ansel Adams

 


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