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avatar Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 07:40AM
Other than the Valley / Ahwanee. smiling smiley

This is an incredibly difficult question IMO.

My answers would be:
- Favorite Feature : Matthes Crest followed closely by Starr King
- Favorite Peak : Volunteer
- Favorite Meadow : Rodgers
- Favorite Lake : Kibbie (Benson got spoiled by a-hole Log cutters!)

As for favorite place:
Would have been Benson if not for some people...

So I'm gonna have to ask the wife. She might say Bernice.

What's yours?
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 07:43AM
btw... I'm still in awe of El Capitan though! THE Rock

And I love Jack Main Canyon and GCT. O crap... this is an impossible ?
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 09:18PM
My most recent "holy moley" moment was hiking through that section of the Tuolumne River upstream from Glen Aulin with the pools, islands, little cataracts in late afternoon.





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 09:23PM
That spot has it all. Lots-o-glacial stuff and the river.

An aside:

The last couple of weekends bill-e-g and I did the Poopenaut Valley and the Eagle Peak area out of Foresta. The afternoons were sunny with a slight cool breeze making for perfect nap time.



Post Edited (04-07-09 21:27)



Old Dude
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 09:49PM
FF:> that section of the Tuolumne River upstream from Glen Aulin with the pools, islands, little cataracts in late afternoon.<

One of the must do hikes that I have charted for this season is the LD trailhead to just above Glen Aulin HSC to the Water Wheel falls. Will I be anywhere near the area that you are describing?

B
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 10:12PM
Bee wrote:

> FF:> that section of the Tuolumne River upstream from Glen
> Aulin with the pools, islands, little cataracts in late
> afternoon.<
>
> One of the must do hikes that I have charted for this season is
> the LD trailhead to just above Glen Aulin HSC to the Water
> Wheel falls. Will I be anywhere near the area that you are
> describing?
>
> B
LD= ?Lembert Dome?? I'm not certain I understand the route you describe. Waterwheel is downstream from Glen Aulin.





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 10:19PM
FF; LD= ?Lembert Dome?? I'm not certain I understand the route you describe. Waterwheel is downstream from Glen Aulin.


Sorry, start from Lambert Dome parking lot and hike to Glen Aulin general area (I am not staying there, its just a general destination). Water Wheel falls being 1400 down and to the North west of Glen Aulin to be exact to my understanding. I am wondering if the place you speak of is anywhere near this vacinity.

B
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 11:42PM
Bee wrote:

> Sorry, start from Lambert Dome parking lot

It's more fun to start of Pothole Dome.

avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 11:51PM
eeek: It's more fun to start of Pothole Dome.

Is this another entry point/road/parking area?

B
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 11:53PM
Bee wrote:

> eeek: It's more fun to start of Pothole Dome.
>
> Is this another entry point/road/parking area?

Pothole Dome is at the west end of Tuolumne Meadows. There's no official trail there but it's an easy cross country hike to intersect the official route.

avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 11:59PM
eeeek: There's no official trail there but it's an easy cross country hike to intersect the official route.

(i dont have my good map, bear with me) Would I park in a different location?

B
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 09:16AM
Bee wrote:

> eeeek: There's no official trail there but it's an easy cross
> country hike to intersect the official route.
>
> (i dont have my good map, bear with me) Would I park in a
> different location?

You'd park by Pothole Dome:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=37.878597,-119.39567&spn=0.029267,0.052056&t=p&z=15

Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 01:57PM
As far as the Valley is concerned, Cook's Meadow, and Happy Isles.
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 09:24PM
bill-e-g wrote:

... this is an
> impossible ?

Yes, it is smiling smiley.

With me, my "favorite" place changes according to what I'm in the mood for, and the time of year.

But you mentioned some greats. I am also very fond of the area between Evelyn Lake and Bunnell Cascade. Thousand Island Lake, Oh yeah, that's not Yosemite.



Post Edited (04-07-09 21:26)
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 09:40PM
Clouds Rest. Click on the thumbnail for the full view.

avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 10:54PM
Bee wrote:

> start from Lambert Dome parking lot and hike to Glen
> Aulin general area (I am not staying there, its just a general
> destination). Water Wheel falls being 1400 down and to the
> North west of Glen Aulin to be exact to my understanding. I am
> wondering if the place you speak of is anywhere near this
> vacinity.
>
> B

Yes, if you google "glen aulin hike tuolumne" you will find discussion of the area between Tuolumne Falls and White Cascade (Glen Aulin). I found it stunning. I am trying to paste a map with a circle and arrow at spot.








The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 11:05PM
FF: I found it stunning. I am trying to paste a map with a circle and arrow at spot.


The map came out great and I know exactly where you speak of; I can see it right here on my map. I will be going right thru the area and I am now even happier that I have settled on this hike as my intro to Tuolumne area.

B
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 07, 2009 11:10PM
The hike in from Tuolumne Meadows is a good,,easy high altitude warm up. Mostly flat meadow. I haven't been to Waterwheel (we turned left and went to May Lake). "It's all good" (thought I would never say that)





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 05:43AM

Bee wrote:

> eeeek: There's no official trail there but it's an easy cross
> country hike to intersect the official route.
>
> (i dont have my good map, bear with me) Would I park in a
> different location?
>
> B
B,
Check the small map I posted this thread. Additionally, there is a good, basic NPS pdf map that you should try to download.
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/YOSEpark2003.pdf
eeeek,
The Pothole Dome route puts you on the wrong side of Tuolumne River. Any trouble getting across in the spring??





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 06:23AM
You end up crossing so it doesn't matter...
Tho... do you really want to throw Bee off the trail ? smiling smiley
And, yes, pun intended...
All the way to Return Creek is SPEC-TAC-U-LAR!
Awww... heck... All the way to Pate is... (big sigh)

>area between Evelyn Lake and Bunnell Cascade

Jon probably meant Merced Lake. The area between Moraine Dome and
Echo Valley is amazing. Same area. Same spot. If Nevada and Vernal
are booking... so will this area... Buzz Buzz Buzz there Miss Bee! (Ms. Bee?
Mrs. Bee? Or just Queenie?)
(It's kinda like Upper Yosemite... um... if it is flowing... um... the Lower one
will be...) (typical of me this is a dig which I'm pretty sure noone will get
but give me great joy)
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 08:20AM
bill-e-g: Buzz Buzz Buzz there Miss Bee! (Ms. Bee?
Mrs. Bee? Or just Queenie?)

that would Bee "QUEENIE" (almost did the Mrs. a couple years ago but my cold feet got colder winking smiley

B
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 11:34AM
bill-e-g wrote:

> You end up crossing so it doesn't matter...

Well, the official trail crosses the Tuolumne and the cross country route hits that trail. So, yes, it doesn't matter.

> Tho... do you really want to throw Bee off the trail ? smiling smiley

Is this the same Bee that wanted to bushwhack her way to El Capitan?

> Awww... heck... All the way to Pate is... (big sigh)

The Pate Valley and its rattle snakes!

Tuolumne River on the other side of Pothole Dome:


http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/yosemite/sh-p7010454.jpg.html

avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 05:14PM
eeeeek: Is this the same Bee that wanted to bushwhack her way to El Capitan?

DOUBLE AAARRRGGG.....I thought that one was forgotten
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 05:15PM
Bee wrote:

> eeeeek: Is this the same Bee that wanted to bushwhack her way
> to El Capitan?
>
> DOUBLE AAARRRGGG.....I thought that one was forgotten

Yeah, sure. that'll happen...

Maybe this will help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHFDa9efCQU

avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 05:44PM
eeeeek: >Maybe this will help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHFDa9efCQU<;


LOVE THIS!! Its hard to be me.(I only survive by being the ultimate optimist and having a short memorywinking smiley

B
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 06:31AM
This is regarding the west side of the river. Posted by dan from the other forum site when I bitched about horse manur (imagine that!).

me: Me no likey the poopy on the trail to Glen Aulin .. soooo much...
(ok, so not my exact quote, but whatever)

dan:
That's true. What I do is walk down the left bank of the Tuolumne River (facing downstream)--that is the southwest bank. There's a path along the river not on any maps that appears to be an old, unused trail. I even found some old sheepherder carvings on an old tree along the way--but don't expect to find it.

At the bridge around Little Devil's Postpole I rejoin the trail.
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 07:42AM
bill-e-g wrote:

> This is regarding the west side of the river. Posted by dan
> from the other forum site when I bitched about horse manur
> (imagine that!).
>
> me: Me no likey the poopy on the trail to Glen Aulin .. soooo
> much...
> (ok, so not my exact quote, but whatever)
>
> dan:
> That's true. What I do is walk down the left bank of the
> Tuolumne River (facing downstream)--that is the southwest bank.
> There's a path along the river not on any maps that appears to
> be an old, unused trail. I even found some old sheepherder
> carvings on an old tree along the way--but don't expect to find
> it.
>
> At the bridge around Little Devil's Postpole I rejoin the
> trail.
That's a great idea. A person could even make a day hike down one side and up the other!





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 09:02AM
bill-e-g wrote:

> This is regarding the west side of the river. Posted by dan:...

> I even found some old sheepherder
> carvings on an old tree along the way--but don't expect to find
> it.
>
Anyone know of other arborglyphs in/near Yosemite. This is an interesting subject (google BASQUE TREE CARVINGS). Somewhere or other (?NPR) I remember learning that they can be quite "graphic".





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 10:45AM
Bill-e-boy,

My favorite lake is Table Lake.
There's some big boys in there. Nice Lilly Pad pond near it too.
Right next door to beautiful Pleasant Valley.

It's about the experience and memories...
Jon is right... too hard to pick ...

Now get in the woods boy
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 12:11PM
This is a shot taken at Table Lake in its (note no ' ) ten minutes of the year that it's (note ' ) not a hot, dry, bug infested, and inhospitable hellhole. The only place in the park that meets those specs. And I'm easy to please.







Old Dude
Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 02:06PM
It sounds like somebody just had to hike a little too far in one day or something.
Perhaps from Smedberg all the way to Table Lake?
Awww... cmon... that's only about 12 miles.
And you were never suppose to bad mouth Table Lake anymore anyway!

>The Pate Valley and its rattle snakes!
Just don't grab the snakes by the tail and there's no need to worry...
smiling smiley
(the sigh was for... I'd rather be hiking there than in my little rat cube)
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 02:50PM
Oh, that wasn't badmouthing.





Old Dude
Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 04:13PM
mrcondron (if that IS your real name)... you never DID answer the question.
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 07:03PM
What question?





Old Dude
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 07:31PM
mrcondron wrote:

> What question?
>


How did Gertrude Stein get into this thread?
(2 points to anyone who knows that I am talking about!)





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 08, 2009 08:09PM
I don't know if he would like it if I told him.

(how about reading the post title though)
As usual it digresses to something different...
(It's-It?)
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 09, 2009 07:10AM
Stunning number of responses.

Guess the title of the post should have read something like:

"What is your Favorite Place in the Park to take a gun?"
or
"What is your Favorite Place in the Park to take your Globally Warmed Butt?"
or
"What is your Favorite Place in the Park you can NOT see from Patterson?"
or
"If there isn't a trail to El Cap is there also not a trail to your Favorite
Place in the park? and if not, what is it?"





Everything I know I learned from Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 09, 2009 07:37AM
bill-e-g: "If there isn't a trail to El Cap is there also not a trail to your Favorite
Place in the park? and if not, what is it?"

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

(I love your sense of humorwinking smiley

B
Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 09, 2009 12:51PM
No one could deny the valley itself has some of the most impressive set of features on the planet and views from many locations are World Class. For instance Tunnel View or above at Glacier Point. Unfortunately many of those views are also rather crowded with people. One of my favorite valley locations that is also certain to be free of others though not the traffic noise is about the big talus of the Rock Slides. Great views of the west end of the valley including El Capitan and Bridalveil.

I've also backpacked quite alot in the park though there are some large zones I haven't visited. Favorite viewpoint is Wildcat Point. Favorite lake in early summer is Vernon Lake.





http://www.davidsenesac.com
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 09, 2009 12:59PM
The Valley can be very peaceful in the morning:

Tunnel View in the morning with nobody there but me

http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/yosemite/p4210020.jpg.html

Fog on the Merced


avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 09, 2009 03:04PM
EEeek: Fog on the Merced

Really nice image; I expect to see a unicorn leaping out of the forest...or Harry Potter fighting off a Dementor..

B
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 09, 2009 03:05PM
Bee wrote:

> EEeek: Fog on the Merced
>
> Really nice image; I expect to see a unicorn leaping out of the
> forest...or Harry Potter fighting off a Dementor..

Dementors are banned from the park. They disturb the other visitors too much.

avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 09, 2009 03:13PM
That excludes Dale. He has demented me plenty of times.





Old Dude
avatar Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 09, 2009 03:13PM
eeeek: Dementors are banned from the park. They disturb the other visitors too much.

I am SURE that they filmed that scene from the (I think) 4th book where Harry is next to a lake that looks EXACTLY like this one (blue fog et al) and he see's his father on the other side and believes that it is he who is projecting the protective Stag (when its really Harry all along, but I digress...)

B
Re: Favorite Place in the Park?
April 09, 2009 01:37PM
>Favorite viewpoint is Wildcat Point.

Yeah. Very very nice. Next time I'll take the trail there though...
smiling smiley
Let's just say I was pretty surprised to see so many people at Mattie.
Ended up hoofing it to Virginia on that day instead of staying there...
I figured there might be a use trail but later found out that this
is one spot xcountry that horses are allowed. So it's quite a worn trail...
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