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Today, pictures from valued commenter ?BillinGlendaleCA.
When I graduated from high school, my dad gave me a choice: I could go to grad night at Disneyland or go on a hike with out church group in Yosemite. I wisely chose the hike.
We started at Glacier Point on the southern rim of the valley. Glacier Point has stunning view of the valley including Half Dome. The first day we hiked from Glacier Point, above Vernal and Nevada falls to the campground in Little Yosemite Valley. We spent a day there to rest before hiking to the top of Half Dome. We spent one more night in the Little Valley before hiking down past Nevada and Vernal falls to Yosemite Valley.
These pictures were all shot on Kodachrome slides that I’ve scanned. Since I didn’t shoot these with a graduated density filter to balance the sky with the foreground, I’ve darkened the sky in Photoshop(otherwise the sky would be just kind of white).
All pictures were taken in the 3rd week of June 1978.
Half Dome from Glacier Point
This was the start of our hike, being late June there was still quite a bit of snow on the mountains in the background and even a patch of snow on Half Dome.
Vernal and Nevada falls.
This is also from Glacier Point and shows Nevada falls upstream and Vernal falls below with Sentinel Dome to the left of Nevada falls.
I have a print of this photo in my bathroom.
This is looking down at Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point. Until about a week ago when I re-scanned these slides, I thought this picture was taken from Half Dome.
We’ve finally started off on the trail from Glacier Point and there was a nice view of Upper and Lower Yosemite falls between two pine trees.
Before we began the hike to Half Dome, we noticed that we had a visitor to our camp, a bear making his(or her) way back from having breakfast in the Merced river. This picture freaks my step-daughter out, “Dad, you’re too close to that bear”.
Chain line up Half Dome.
After a hike of 3 or 4 miles, we reached the final portion of the climb up Half Dome. It’s a chain attached to poles mounted in the rock on the back of Half Dome. Going up is pretty easy, going down was challenging.
This is Yosemite Valley from the top of Half Dome. El Capitan is pretty much in the center of the photo.
Thank you so much ?BillinGlendaleCA, do send us more when you can.
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Have a great weekend everyone, lots of great stuff up for next week!