Obviously, Yosemite‘s treasure trove of sights isn’t just limited to its huge granite monoliths – there’s plenty of other things to see around the valley floor. Easily accessible by car, you can drive around to a number of the different viewpoints and snap away with your camera or just soak up her peaceful ambiance. As I said previously, this year had been so dry that virtually all the waterfalls were non-existent and most of the lakes and rivers had virtually evaporated. On the recommendation of my brother-in-law, I made the short-ish hike out to Mirror Lake only to find tall grass and sand where the lake should of been. That was a disappointment – plus I had made the walk longer than it needed to be by accidentally taking the horse trail too :-(. Despite these whinges though, Yosemite still manages to impress. Its wonderful to look back at these photo’s while searching for images to post on the blog and still feel in awe at its beauty. I can’t wait to go back someday.
Above: Bridalveil falls. Of all the falls in the valley, this one was the only that had any water flowing over it. Unfortunately it was just a trickle and what little fell down mostly evaporated before hitting the bottom. The falls themselves are in the centre of the shot, plus you can see how low the water is by the riverbed in the foreground.
In the next post we’ll leave Yosemite for some of the sights along California’s Highway 1.