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avatar Where was I?
March 31, 2009 06:22PM
Took this today. Where did I take it from?



Re: Where was I?
March 31, 2009 06:30PM
Sierra Point. Nice view.
avatar Re: Where was I?
March 31, 2009 06:34PM
Strix wrote:

> Sierra Point. Nice view.

Almost right. I was on the way to Sierra Point. Boy does that trail need some work!

avatar Re: Where was I?
March 31, 2009 06:40PM
eeek,

There's a trail to Sierra Point?

Jim
avatar Re: Where was I?
March 31, 2009 06:54PM
tomdisco wrote:

> eeek,
>
> There's a trail to Sierra Point?

More like was.

Re: Where was I?
March 31, 2009 06:43PM
Yeah, I almost added "or close to". Nice hike, especially if you find the right route. I was up there last May.
avatar Re: Where was I?
March 31, 2009 06:55PM
It took me a while to find the actual trail. Straight up off trail is so much fun!

avatar Re: Where was I?
March 31, 2009 07:54PM
Poor little lower falls
Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 08:08PM
Here's a photo of me when I was four years old in 1965. Can you tell me from where was the photo taken? I'd like to take a family photo from that spot when I visit Yosemite next week.



avatar Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 08:35PM
Cobalt wrote:

> Here's a photo of me when I was four years old in 1965. Can you
> tell me from where was the photo taken? I'd like to take a
> family photo from that spot when I visit Yosemite next week.
>
>
>
This may be how it looks now at Mirror Lake:




credit: http://www.planetware.com/i/photo/yosemite-national-park-mirror-lake-california-ca316.jpg





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 09:28PM
I think you've got it! Thanks for figuring this out for me Frank.

It seems I won't get to go this time, though, due to the Ahwiyah Point rock fall last Saturday.

avatar Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 09:31PM
From what the shuttle bus driving said it sounded like you can still go to where that picture was taken. It's the full loop that's closed.

Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 09:54PM
eek:
>From what the shuttle bus driving said it sounded like you can still go to where that picture was taken. It's the full loop that's closed.

That's interesting. Since I have a husband and daughter that will want to know how far they will be waking, can you give me any idea how far from the bus stop to that view?

avatar Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 10:14PM
Cobalt wrote:

> That's interesting. Since I have a husband and daughter that
> will want to know how far they will be waking, can you give me
> any idea how far from the bus stop to that view?

I haven't done it in years. But it's pretty much just when you get to the lake.

avatar Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 10:33PM
eeek wrote:

> Cobalt wrote:
>
> > That's interesting. Since I have a husband and daughter that
> > will want to know how far they will be waking, can you give
> me
> > any idea how far from the bus stop to that view?
>
> I haven't done it in years. But it's pretty much just when you
> get to the lake.
>


As I recall, it is about a mile from the closest shuttle stop. I'm pretty sure you can ride bikes much closer (although not take them on the trail adjacent to the lake) . It used to be possible to drive to a spot close to the lake, so the trail is mostly paved to the Lake. Slight uphill as I recall. Not a difficult hike for someone in average shape. Park maps indicate handicapped access possible by vehicle.





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 10:07PM
I understood the news reports to suggest that the rockfall fell in this area indicated by the oval. Do not trust this absolutely, but I understood that access to Mirror Lake would still be possible:








The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 10:18PM
Snow Creek Trail is still open. So yes, you can go to Mirror Lake and
where the picture was taken.
Re: Where was I?
April 01, 2009 10:46PM
This is great information...and how did you know we were bringing bicycles?

I'm so glad I asked about this. Thanks again!

avatar Re: Where was I?
April 02, 2009 05:31AM
Cobalt wrote:

> This is great information...and how did you know we were
> bringing bicycles?

Just trying to be complete. Bikes can be rented at some point of the year at Curry Village and Yosemite Lodge.
http://www.yosemitepark.com/Activities_Biking_BikeRulesandTrailMap.aspx

We seem to like questions and challenges on this list!



Post Edited (04-02-09 05:59)



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where was I?
April 02, 2009 07:30AM
Driving to the lake is now limited to vehicles for the handicapped.

Jim
Re: Where was I?
April 02, 2009 09:05AM
You can ride bikes all the way up to the Mirror Lake view area, but you will see a sign that seems to say you can't. It's for rental bikes, which are supposed to stop at a bike rack about halfway up. Non-rentals don't have to.

Not sure if it's worth taking a bike up to that part though. It's steady uphill and can be "breathtaking", so you end up pushing the bike anyway. Plus, Tenaya Creek will be roaring and scenic, so there are some nice things to see along that walk from the bus stop to the view area.

The water at that spot won't look the same...they quit dredging out the "lake" area many years ago, so it's filled in a lot. But with the spring flow there should be plenty of reflection pools for your photo. And of course Mt. Watkins will still be in the background.





Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: Where was I?
April 03, 2009 06:54AM
Sierrafan wrote:


> The water at that spot won't look the same...they quit dredging
> out the "lake" area many years ago, so it's filled in a lot.
> But with the spring flow there should be plenty of reflection
> pools for your photo. And of course Mt. Watkins will still be
> in the background.
>



Old photo from about 1868 of Mirror Lake (Sleeping Water) with text that states the lake is 8-20 ft deep. I wonder when the dredging began and ended:






The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where was I?
April 03, 2009 07:10AM
"Mirror Lake has always been a favorite stopping place for Yosemite tourists, however since 1971 it has been shrinking. The lake was formed on Tenaya Creek by a rockfall dam that was later enlarged by humans, but sediment carried by Tenaya Creek has slowly filled the lake. For several decades (since 1914) the National Park Service (before 1916, the Dept. of Interior) dredged the lake to keep it from filling in and in order to use the sand on roads during the winter. However, in the 1970s, the NPS decided that natural processes should prevail in Yosemite and have since stopped dredging the lake. Eventually, sand and mud will fill in the lake completely... creating a new meadow. A similar process is occurring at Siesta Lake, along the Tioga Road. "

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/faq/4.html



Post Edited (04-03-09 07:13)



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avatar Re: Where was I?
April 03, 2009 08:23AM
Bill-e-g: >Eventually, sand and mud will fill in the lake completely<

Is/was the Mirror Lake once another part of Tenaya Creek? Will the creek disappear when the meadow forms?

B
avatar Re: Where was I?
April 03, 2009 08:57AM
Bee wrote:

> Will the creek disappear when the meadow forms?

No, the creek will find a way.

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