Yosemite Glacier Point Weekend, August 4 to 7, 2011
Friday hike to Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Falls from Sentinel Dome
Bob Black and Bob Fies Bud Wittlin on camera
Friday Evening at Glacier Point
Camera still working?
Friday Evening, Bob Black's
Using the laser for collimation and aligning the finder
Fire caused by a lightning strike.
Park policy calls for
lighting caused fires to be allowed to burn.
Fire Fighters remain
on the ready in case of a change in conditions.
Fire viewed from the road to Crane Flat Park Entrance.
Viewed from the Glacier Point Road about a mile above Highway 41
Fire and smoke were quite impressive when driving back
to Yosemite West after the Star Party at night.
Night Pictures, Bob Fies camera.
The smoke from the
fire make 'Alpine Glow' very impressive.
Smoke color was even deeper on Saturday Night
Sunday, after all others had left for home.
Up the Mist Trail
then to Clark's point before retuning quite hungry to Camp Curry for
Trail Map at Clark's Point. Orange dots show
The Mist Trail
The Trail that connects from the mist trail to Clark's Point.
Hikers on the Mist Trail look tiny.
Huffing and Puffing and still not to Clark's Point
Clark's Point at last.
Hikers returning from the High Country choose the Mist Trail
Survey marker at Clarks Point
Trail to Nevada Falls and the 'High Country'. The
trail not taken
Pack trail to the Valley skirts around a cliff followed by
innumerable switch back. Had to clear my ears several times.
About 1/3 of the way down one begins to see Maple and other Valley
Floor flora and to hear the sound of the cataracts below.
View from Vernal Falls bridge on the way down.
Overexposed view of
Illilouette Falls. Greenhorns fresh from Camp Curry are still
Last views of the Valley before descending to Arch Rock and
Panorama to South from Glacier Point Road