Tammy Dollar, who previously contributed a trip report recounting her visit to San Diego and La Jolla, California, has provided some extraordinary photographs from a trip to Yosemite National Park in 2005. She had this to say of the trip:
We stayed in Mariposa, CA the first night, then headed into Yosemite National Park early the next morning with El Capitan looming large over the valley. We hiked through the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia which contains the Grizzly Giant. The Grizzly Giant is 209 feet tall with a circumference of more than 96 feet.
We headed out of the Yosemite Valley and toward Olmstead Point passing through Tuolumne Meadows. Tuolumne Meadows has an elevation of more than 8500 feet. It’s hard to believe that you are at that high an elevation when there are mountains rising above you on all sides! We stopped and had a picnic lunch beside Tenaya Lake and watched rock climbers scale a nearby granite dome. It’s a great trip make sure you put it on your list of places to see.
Thanks again, Tammy! It looks like an amazing trip.