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30 September 2008 @ 08:18 pm
I must have taken hundreds of photographs of the same thing in Yosemite - the mysterious looking Half Dome - but I've never been tired of looking at it. I doubt if I will ever be. So, this was actually the first time I was there when a ranger was presenting the history of Yosemite at Glacier point. Among the crowd was an old man, who said that he was a little kid the last time he had been to Yosemite and they had a firefall rolling down the granite from Glacier Point. I'm sure it was spectacular, but all things spectacular cannot be good for the the place itself and it was banned before my lifetime. Here are more pictures of the same thing (for me they look different each time) :)

Tree on Granite

Pine and Half Dome

Just amazing that these can grow on rocks...

A nice place to sit! :)

Kids running around at Glacier Point

Looking into the valley from Glacier Point.

The valley and Half Dome


Digital Meanderingsarin_girl on October 1st, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
wow.. I love that tree growing on rock...
it's amazing!
kejnkejn on October 1st, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)

those kids though... *shakes head*
Yathinyathin on October 1st, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
> those kids though...

:)) . I thought I was one of the quieter kids looking at kids these days, but I remember the elders saying "Kids these days..." looking at us playing or running around.
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on October 1st, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
Man #2 is simply brilliant!

Can you e-mail me # 2, 4, 5 and glacier point?
Yathinyathin on October 1st, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Too big to email. I've uploaded them here:

They are full resolution.
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on October 1st, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Thanks I have downloaded them. I feel #2 will look great framed!
Margaretrivendweller on October 1st, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)

I love that place. Always. Can you see why I want to live here? Why it is my home? God lives here with me and in my heart, and brings the animals here, too.

Yosemite is like an exaggeration of Rivendell, LOL!
Yathinyathin on October 1st, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
Of course!

The water carved rocks in the Merced look just like the rocks in the Mokelumne. It is beautiful country. Let me know if you folks want to go to Yosemite the next time I go there. It will be great to travel with you Ray and you.
Margaretrivendweller on October 1st, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! You are such a good friend, Yathin. We have not gone to Yosemite in a long time. I am afraid we would hold you back, though. Ray cannot climb the trails anymore.
Yathinyathin on October 1st, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
I don't do trails all the time, so we could just drive around and pull over at viewpoints (which by the way, are the best places to find wildlife that are easy to photograph since they are so used to humans!) :-)
sandeepdeepsan on October 1st, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Love 'Just amazing that these can grow on rocks...', gives a nice reference for the scale of the tress and the rocks.
depontideponti on October 1st, 2008 07:20 am (UTC)
Ah. I hope to go back one day....am lucky to have you sharing your images...
Kathy Walker: Happy Tailwagkatbyte on October 1st, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
Fabulous pictures!!

I think I told you about the firefall one time, maybe not, but I remember going to Yosemite and seeing the Firefall.

You could stand on the valley floor and they would yell "Let the Fire Fall" and push it off.

Not good for the environment, but spectacular to see.

Some day, take a hike or the mule trip into the back country. Another way to see Yosemite. I took the mule trip with my family when I was 16 and never forgot it.

Thanks for sharing these.
Yathinyathin on October 1st, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Yep, you've told me about the firefall. It must have been spectacular for sure. :-)

I was planning a back country hike all summer, but looks like I'll have to wait for next spring to be able to do that. The only reason I didn't do it this year is because I would have had to do the hike alone.
Kathy Walkerkatbyte on October 1st, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oh good, do not go alone. So much better with someone, and safer, too.

Ebil Oberlady in the makingpervert_bitch on October 1st, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Man, I keep falling in love with your pics :D
Yathinyathin on October 1st, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
It's the place! :-)

And you guys have the "old mountain" of the Urubamba which is as beautiful and mysterious.
Aparna: Surpriseinspirethoughts on October 1st, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
WOW! A tree growing out of the rock...amazing!
Philipbluesmoon on October 3rd, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
my battery died just as we got to glacier point.
adarshrajuadarshraju on October 4th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
WoW..Mindblowing stuff.. TFS.
BTW any plans for next weekend (Oct11-12)? I'd mostly be driving down to San Jose. Would love to do some birding/wildlife with you..
ext_129997 on October 25th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Where's the link to request permission?
Can I use one of your photos? Where's the link to get permission? :D
Yathinyathin on October 25th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Where's the link to request permission?
You're welcome to use any photographs. :-)
ext_129997 on October 27th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
Re: Where's the link to request permission?
Thank you sir! I'd revert back with the link.
ext_129997 on November 20th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
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