So I’m on vacation this week and needed to do some vacating yesterday, so Melissa and I headed for the hills. We took Ebbett’s Pass, lunched with a through-hiker and gave him a ride into Markleeville, then headed down to Tioga Pass Highway and returned via the Yosemite High Country. We made a quick dash over to Hetch Hetchy, hoping to catch the fading sun hitting the big rocks over the reservoir; got there about 10 minutes too late but it was still pretty cool.
Let’s look at some pictures, pretty and otherwise.
Hiker Hauler reflected in tanker truck’s tank, while stopped for road construction on Highway 4 east of Angel’s Camp.
Doug the through-hiker was a few days behind his trail pals … we gave him a ride into Markleeville so he could call a buddy to come down from Tahoe, pick him up and get him caught up with the pack. He told us he’d lost 17 pounds since starting out in Mexico. We shared our lunch, he generally chowed down.
East side of the range, heading down U.S. 395 near Mono Lake. Had great clouds and sky, though it was a bit hazy in places.
The haul up to Tioga Pass was awesome.
Tree-framing, one of the things I can do. The light was great in the afternoon.
Nothing to see at Tioga Pass, as usual.
Well, this one did come out OK.
Nice clouds paint the sky.
One of the excellent rocks along Highway 120 near Tenaya Lake.
Hard to take bad pictures at Tenaya Lake.
Half Dome from Olmstead Point. In honor of all you Half Dome hikers.
Fading light at Hetch Hetchy. Maybe I just needed a better camera.
Moon over Hetch Hetchy.
Tom, we met up with 3 thru hikers (2 from New York, 1 from Vancouver) at Sonora Pass Monday. The photo you post is one of them, I’m pretty sure. We took their trash off their hands for them.
That’s a fun day or 4, for sure. Ebbetts is one of our favorite drives – do it when the aspens start to turn in Fall. We got big time t – storms, including snow, just above Sonora Pass – wonderful to see rain again!
Did I miss the dead tree?
Bob: ours was another guy, he said he was from Georgia, though might’ve been pals with the ones you met. Also, on the road into town I mentioned our White Mtn. adventure and he didn’t mention meeting you.
Oddly enough, no dead trees this time around.
“Maybe I just needed a better camera.”
Some knowledge about “dynamic range” is what you need. No camera in existence could capture the range in that shot.
… google’s “dynamic range,” discovers it leads to buying the better camera anyway, reverts to previous bad habits.
I grew up in the area of ebb. pass. Damn if i can tell you why i moved away. so beautiful for you to bring it all back to me. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Maybe i will go back and really grow up, YA THINK ? Love Lake Alpine in the winter. Never Seen ? ITS A MUST SEE.Bring the hot coco.