Anne and Scott's Vacation 2009 Yosemite Page

The second stage of our 2009 vacation was a few nights in Yosemite. We camped in one of the campsites the first night in the park. The next morning we did a hike to the sequoia grove and then a couple of hikes at altitude (sentinal dome and Taft point) to get accostomed to the "air". We stayed 3 nights in Curry Village in the platform tents. We hiked to the top of the Upper Yosemite Falls and on to Yosemite Point overlooking the valley. Next day we got up at 4:30 and was on the trail to Half Dome by 5:30. After spending almost 13 hours on trail, we were finally back to the car and camp. The last day we were planning to do another hike, but we were so bushed after Half Dome we slept in and needed to move on to Sequoia. I was able to benchmark the first few days in the park, but was so tired for the rest of the stay that I didn't do much. This image repository contains images from Yosemite except for the hike to Half Dome. Check out Part 2 for those images.

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A large sequoia tree in the grove located in Yosemite.

Interesting Mountain View

View of an interesting glacial caused erosion pattern.

Yosemite Valley View

View of Yosemite Valley from the west at Tunnel View.

Half Dome

View of Half Dome from the Washburn Point near Glacier Point.

Mountain View

View to the SouthEast from Washburn Point near Glacier Point.

Half Dome Trail

View of Half Dome and the falls along the trail to Half Dome as seen from Washburn Point near Glacier Point.

Sentinel Dome

Picture of Anne atop Sentinel Dome (with Upper Yosemite Falls in the background).

Taft Point

Picture of Anne at Taft Point.

Half Dome

View of Half Dome from Glacier Point.

Upper Yosemite Falls

View of the upper falls of Yosemite about 1 1/2 miles up the trail.

Alternate Upper Falls View

Another view of the Upper Yosemite Falls before climbing to the top.

Half Dome View

View of Half Dome from Yosemite Point.


While returning to the valley floor we observered this rainbow at the base of the Upper Yosemite Falls.

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