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avatar Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 17, 2009 12:32PM
For those interested I have posted select photos taken of my July trip at http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/

For bill-e-g:
Dale, take a look at the following zoom photo taken from below the wooden bridge on the Glen Aulin Trail. From right to left is Grey Butte, tip of Virginia Peak, and Stanton Peak. Down in the "V" to to the left of Stanton is one or possible two distant peaks. Is that Whorl Mt., Matterhorn Peak or something else?

Jim

http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+166.jpg.html
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 17, 2009 02:06PM
just lookin' at those photos makes me wish i was there to jump in and cool off!!
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 17, 2009 03:17PM
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tomdisco
From right to left is Grey Butte, tip of Virginia Peak, and Stanton Peak. Down in the "V" to to the left of Stanton is one or possible two distant peaks. Is that Whorl Mt., Matterhorn Peak or something else?
http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+166.jpg.html

Actually, the left-most one is an unnamed peak just south of Whorl Mountain within the same range. The middle is Matterhorn Peak.
And the right-most one is the real Whorl Mountain.

Check out this annotated photo and it should be clear.
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/MoMaps#5363505199528838610
For another view just click forward to the next photo.

The stuff on the left is 2 bumps of Whorl Range. To the left of those bumps you can see Finger Peaks doing it's thing.
(peaking out from above the tree line that runs from Upper Left to bottom Right)

Hope this makes sense.
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 17, 2009 06:43PM
bill-e-g,

Yes, your corrections make sense. I was using the Nat Geo Trails Illustrated map to figure this out originally but the Glen Aulin Trail is on the front of the map while all these peaks are on the opposite side of the map. My perceived direction of view was off by several degrees. Got to do some editing. Thanks for straightening me out.

Jim
Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 17, 2009 08:10PM
Jim,
Thanks for the great photos! I am pretty sure that the waterfall you show in this picture:
http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+135.jpg.html
is actually visible from Tioga Road. I remember seeing a waterfall after leaving Tenaya Lake and before arriving at Tuolumne Meadows, and it seemed like it was coming from Cathedral Peak, but I only got one glimpse of it. I think that might be it, but I'm not sure.
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 18, 2009 01:59PM
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Bob Weaver
Jim,
Thanks for the great photos! I am pretty sure that the waterfall you show in this picture:
http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+135.jpg.html
is actually visible from Tioga Road. I remember seeing a waterfall after leaving Tenaya Lake and before arriving at Tuolumne Meadows, and it seemed like it was coming from Cathedral Peak, but I only got one glimpse of it. I think that might be it, but I'm not sure.

Bob,

Look at photo # 35, which is a zoom photo of these falls taken from Tioga Road.
http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+035.jpg.html

Jim
Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 18, 2009 07:25PM
Jim,
That's it! Thanks! I wonder if you can just hike up to those falls from somewhere on Tioga Road. Would make for a fun and easy hike.
Bob
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 18, 2009 09:45PM


too bad I hadn't learned how to use that useless camera at this point, but the skeeters were attacking me. Okay, so Cougar, am I close enough to Sunrise now, hmmmm?
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 18, 2009 10:00PM
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Bob Weaver
Jim,
That's it! Thanks! I wonder if you can just hike up to those falls from somewhere on Tioga Road. Would make for a fun and easy hike.
Bob

Bob,

While I was at the top there were two ladies in their 50's who were planning to hike "down" to Tioga Road.

Jim
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 18, 2009 10:04PM
Quote
Bob Weaver
Jim,
That's it! Thanks! I wonder if you can just hike up to those falls from somewhere on Tioga Road. Would make for a fun and easy hike.
Bob


I seem to recall that this question was answered in the affirmative when you raised it in a previous thread about 1-2 months ago.
[ Profiling it on TOPO! shows its "base" to be ~1.6 mile from the picnic area parking lot at the E end of Tenaya with an elevation gain of 0.8k, all of it in the last 1.0 mile. To reach the top is another 0.4k in ~0.2 mile.]



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/19/2009 06:47AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 18, 2009 12:22PM
Jim,

You apparently did not recognize the famed "Statue of Marmot at Yosemite" shown in one of your photos:
http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+052.jpg.html

Needless to say, you will never find a similar one honoring a chicken.
[Pseudo-historical note: this statue was cheated out of inclusion in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by unabashed ballot-stuffing by those favoring the "Statue of Zeus at Olympia."]

P.S. Since you didn't upload any photos of the "Beautiful Valley" to your online collection, am I to assume that you didn't actually go over the small granite hill (between the two bridges) into Glen Aulin itself? The High Sierra Camp isn't really in Glen Aulin.
[That route is on my list of "bunny hikes" that I like to use to introduce newcomers to backpacking. I've lost count of the times that I've encountered people on the trail who told me that they were at Glen Aulin, meaning the HSC, but had absolutely no idea that the entrance to the real Gleann Alainn (in proper Gaelic) was 50 steps away.]
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 18, 2009 01:23PM
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szalkowski
Jim,

You apparently did not recognize the famed "Statue of Marmot at Yosemite" shown in one of your photos:
http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/tomdisco/Yosemite++2009/Yosemite+2009+052.jpg.html

Needless to say, you will never find a similar one honoring a chicken.
[Pseudo-historical note: this statue was cheated out of inclusion in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by unabashed ballot-stuffing by those favoring the "Statue of Zeus at Olympia."]

P.S. Since you didn't upload any photos of the "Beautiful Valley" to your online collection, am I to assume that you didn't actually go over the small granite hill (between the two bridges) into Glen Aulin itself? The High Sierra Camp isn't really in Glen Aulin.
[That route is on my list of "bunny hikes" that I like to use to introduce newcomers to backpacking. I've lost count of the times that I've encountered people on the trail who told me that they were at Glen Aulin, meaning the HSC, but had absolutely no idea that the entrance to the real Gleann Alainn (in proper Gaelic) was 50 steps away.]

"Statue of Marmot" is new to me; never seen a picture or heard it mentioned before. Looks like another worthy photo edit.

No, I did not venture into the real Glean Aulin valley since the HSC represents an 11.6 mile round trip for day hiking.

Didn't see any chicken rock formations,-----very disappointing! crying

Jim
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 18, 2009 01:07PM
I had a v. nice time the end of June/early July. But, lots of skeeters at Sunrise!


Looking down Lewis Creek toward Merced Lake (NOT towards Sunrise from Vogelsang Pass)


Looking back towards Vogelsang HSC from the pass



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/18/2009 04:27PM by blooty.
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 18, 2009 01:27PM
blooty,

Don't you mean looking down Lewis Creek toward Merced Lake (instead of Sunrise) on the first photo?

Jim
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 20, 2009 06:53AM
Just for the record there is no "Statue of Marmot".
That is just some ruse by the Fracturnal Order of Marmots and their ploy to get a Casino within
the confines of the Park near Dana. Chickon Boo pecked that baby to bits earlier this year.
Chick-on has a plan to drop a duece on "Marmot" Dome and rename it Chick-on Dome in Google Earth.
tongue sticking out smiley
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 20, 2009 08:50AM
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bill-e-g
Just for the record there is no "Statue of Marmot".
That is just some ruse by the Fracturnal Order of Marmots and their ploy to get a Casino within
the confines of the Park near Dana. Chickon Boo pecked that baby to bits earlier this year.
Chick-on has a plan to drop a duece on "Marmot" Dome and rename it Chick-on Dome in Google Earth.
tongue sticking out smiley

Sorry Dale, but there is now a "Statue of Marmot". Len Szalkowski and I took a vote on it and it was a unanamous 2--0. You got to live with it.

Jim
avatar Re: Photo Journal of July 2009 trip
August 20, 2009 05:17PM
You took a Pole on it?

I guess the Marmot in question chose to Fright instead of Flee. Usually they bail when they see the Chickon Boo.
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