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A few from Yosemite

Postby copeg » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:54 pm

Was able to get away with the wife for a few days to Yosemite Valley. After the storms last week, many parts of the valley were covered in snow. Really a spectacular sight to see. The snowshoe out to Dewey Point was definitely a highlight.
(The forum is clipping the first and last picture, if you click on them you should be able to view them in full size)
Fog rising from the Valley floor at sunset.
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Shadows in the snow
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Of course, I couldn't resist stopping at Tunnel View to watch the sunset, and in addition to the pictures of the sunset couldn't resist taking a picture of the line of photographers
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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby Hikin Mike » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:18 pm

That first shot is awesome Greg!

My in-laws went up on a whim for a hour or two. They didn't have chains and I guess there's a bunch of snow on the road and sidewalks. Also I guess the sidewalks had lots of ice...not very 'accessible' for me right now!
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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby copeg » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:46 am

Thanks Mike. Yeah, the roads were a bit icy - and we walked up to Lower Yosemite Falls...juuuust a bit icy :retard:
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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby maverick » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:19 pm

Hi TB
I have been thinking of taking a ride to the Valley in the next couple of weeks
myself.
Where did you and your wife stay? Tent , tent-cabin, or room?
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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:32 pm

Looks good, Greg. Got any pics from Dewey Point ?
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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby copeg » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:28 am

maverick wrote:Hi TB
I have been thinking of taking a ride to the Valley in the next couple of weeks
myself.
Where did you and your wife stay? Tent , tent-cabin, or room?


We stayed at the Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal. My family has been staying there since I was a kid...depending upon the room and time you go it can get a bit pricey, but having a kitchenette, fireplace, and hearing the river at night is very nice (I will add a note to that and say this last stay there wasn't all that great and despite the number of times I've been that stay is making me reconsider where we will stay our next visit - a fireplace that stunk like gas in one room, then we moved to another room with a showerhead that didn't work, a stove that took 15 minutes to boil water, an ice machine that beeped all night nearby and a phone that didn't work). If it were up to me I'd sleep in the back of my truck (or better yet snowshoe somewhere nice for the night), but it wasn't up to me ;)

The Other Tom wrote:Looks good, Greg. Got any pics from Dewey Point ?


Thanks Tom. I took some of Dewey, but nothing all that dramatic. I hope to make it back sometime for a night's stay there and a second attempt.
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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby Hikin Mike » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:35 pm

trailblazer wrote:
We stayed at the Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal.


Stacy and I go there for special occasions. We need to go back... :unibrow:
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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby Snow Nymph » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:21 am

Nice! the fog rising is nice!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby hikerduane » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:25 pm

Yep, that first shot is very good to say the least. I guess they were checking people at the bottom of the hill up to Glacier Point to make sure they were chained up if in a two wheel drive. R2 conditions. I guess I was there before they were checking people, I had no issues going up with caution in my pickup.
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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby maverick » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:03 pm

Thanks TB for the 411 on the place, it used to be a pretty descent alternative to the
Valley several years ago.
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Re: A few from Yosemite

Postby copeg » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:48 pm

Thanks all.

Mike...definitely.
hikerduane, it was R2 the entire time we was there. They never seemed to check for chains/4wd except at the entry gate.
mav, no prob. Have fun if you make it up there!
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