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Re: My trip yesterday

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avatar My trip yesterday
October 27, 2007 05:01PM
i went camping with my son last night and stayed most of the day today, i just got home a couple of hours ago. the Valley roads are all messed up imo (roads re-routed, blocked off etc)...

there were 8 climbers on El Capitan (3 different groups)... i watched one group reach the top (that must be such a thrill!!)

we walked this morning to the base of El Capitan to see what it looks like up close to a climber... pretty scary, but not as scary as i imagined (unless of course i actually climbed it, i might feel much different lol).

the fall colors were still very pretty, but i think they're on their last leg, i bet another week or so it'll be very different..

the weather was wonderful!!! cloudy, but still very nice.

i was surprised to see that they cables were taken down on Half Dome in such good weather, but i guess there is always the chance of lightening strikes this time of year.

the crowds were no problem... busier than i expected, but you still could find a parking spot just about any where.

there was a full moon last night... at midnight, my son stood up around the camp fire and said "look dad", and as i looked, it was soooooo light from the moon, that we could see a shadow from him on the ground. lol

i'll post a few photos later.
Re: My trip yesterday
October 27, 2007 07:41PM
thanks for the trip report . . . look forward to the pics
avatar Re: My trip yesterday
October 28, 2007 10:13AM
El Capitan - October 27, 2007

avatar Re: My trip yesterday
October 28, 2007 10:18AM
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October 28, 2007 10:38AM
Re: My trip yesterday
November 01, 2007 03:51PM
Beautiful pictures. I love the fall colors.
Re: My trip yesterday
October 30, 2007 10:19AM
That El Capitan photo is stratospherically cool.
avatar Re: My trip yesterday
October 30, 2007 03:36PM
I'm going to head to Yosemite this Thursday. Hope the leaves hold until then.

Re: My trip yesterday
October 30, 2007 07:14PM
sierranomad wrote:

> I'm going to head to Yosemite this Thursday. Hope the leaves
> hold until then.
>
There was supposed to be some significant rain on Tuesday (today) but it never materialized, so I think you may be in luck. Last Friday when I left, there was plenty of color, with some maples still showing a touch of green; and the oaks and dogwoods still had lots of leaves and color. You may hit it just right, have a good trip!





Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: My trip yesterday
October 30, 2007 09:59PM
Thanks! I'll post a picture or two, if I get some good shots.

avatar Re: My trip yesterday
November 02, 2007 06:53PM
I'd say the leaves were at/near peak yesterday. A few trees were bare, others still had some green. If you've been thinking about seeing the fall colors they should still be looking good for another few days/week.

BTW, can anyone tell me how to post images on this forum?

avatar Re: My trip yesterday
November 05, 2007 06:27PM
Hetch Hetchy
avatar Re: My trip yesterday
November 05, 2007 10:04PM
Without that much water:



avatar Re: My trip yesterday
November 06, 2007 11:33AM
YIKES lolol
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