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Above Yosemite

Post by TehipiteTom » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:33 pm

Three weeks ago I finally fulfilled a longtime dream of mine and took a 2-hour flight over Yosemite and the high Sierra. Below are a few of my photos; lots more here.

If anyone is interested in doing this, I went with Airborrn Aviation Services out of Mariposa. They run one-hour "scenic flights", which are limited by NPS regulations (you can get as far as Yosemite Valley, but that's about it), and "aerial photography" flights that can go just about anywhere; I did the latter. These flights are $210/hour with a 2-hour minimum; additional passengers are $199 each. The pilot was great--very professional, and totally flexible.

Anyway, on to the photos...

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El Capitan

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Bridalveil Falls

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Half Dome

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Upper Yosemite Falls

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Triple Peak Fork Cascade

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Washburn Lake

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Snow cornice, Sierra crest near Isberg Peak

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Banner Peak

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South Fork San Joaquin

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North Fork San Joaquin drainage








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Re: Above Yosemite

Post by TehipiteTom » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:35 pm

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Ritter Range

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Mount Clark

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Cathedral Peak

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Tuolumne Meadows

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Delaney Creek Meadow

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Lyell Canyon

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Mt. Conness

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Northern Yosemite

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Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

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Hetch Hetchy

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Re: Above Yosemite

Post by bobby49 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:03 pm

So, I guess this was around mid-June. Very interesting.

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Re: Above Yosemite

Post by maverick » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:16 pm

This is very cool TT!
This could have a lot of money making potential. :nod:

Thanks.
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, an HST member: http://reconn.org

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Re: Above Yosemite

Post by The Other Tom » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:07 pm

Very nice. Thanks!!

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Re: Above Yosemite

Post by TehipiteTom » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:29 am

maverick wrote:This is very cool TT!
This could have a lot of money making potential. :nod:

Thanks.
Thanks! And I'm surprised you haven't done this already. ;)

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Re: Above Yosemite

Post by Jason » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:30 am

These are amazing! Thanks for posting them.

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Re: Above Yosemite

Post by wildhiker » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:39 pm

The photos are very interesting, but I have to think that if I were backpacking down below in some of the remote places that you flew over, I would be annoyed to hear your small plane droning overhead. Especially if this became popular with planes flying every day. Which I am afraid it shall become.
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Re: Above Yosemite

Post by rightstar76 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:03 am

I'm going to look at these whenever I need to take a break from the stress of real life. Those pictures of Yosemite you took from the plane are incredible. Thanks for sharing! :)

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