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October weekend
October 18, 2014 05:08PM
Spent Columbus Day weekend in Yosemite, mostly along Tioga Road, taking advantage of the last days before the road closes to overnight parking. Here are a few snapshots:

Spent the first night at the backpackers campground at Hetch-Hetchy. Took a short evening walk to the dam.


This snapshot is of the sculpture / display at Olmstead Point


Next night was at May Lake,


The reflections in the lake were lovely


Got a nice view of these two lakes on my hike to


Mathes, where I camped the third night


Middle Sunrise lake is another favorite of mine, so that is where I spent my last night


Just up from the lake I got this view of the famous rock


and back at the lake there was some nice Alpenglow to top off a great trip.
avatar Re: October weekend
October 21, 2014 11:05AM
Wonderful! Thanks for the report. It certainly "feels" like fall in your photos, although I can't say why for sure. The season is winding down for the high country, always kinda bittersweet.
avatar Re: October weekend
October 21, 2014 11:10AM
What a great time of year to visit the park! Thanks for sharing. Matthes Crest is one of my (many) favorites.
Re: October weekend
October 21, 2014 05:31PM
We haven't gotten our trip posted yet... busy busy, but we weren't far away...

But so glad to see yours! We had a very mellow trip Sat/Sun, but that wind Sunday morning! Wowza.

Not enough time visit all the favorites, so very happy to read this! Thanks!
avatar Re: October weekend
October 22, 2014 06:27AM
If you haven't been... rec. following the outlet of Matthes ... there's a sweet little gorge like thingie.
Slept at Matthes on the 4th with the wifie... and we went up the outlet to the lake from
Sunrise Mtn after I got the "why are we going this way?" and "I want to be at the lake by 3pm
so I can read and relax" . sad smiley
Original route did not include the outlet so in a sense it was a win-win. Plus got to fart
around and hike up around the Crest. tongue sticking out smiley

Have fun



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