Tuesday, December 7, 2010

snowy Yosemite Mumday interpreted

Just loved this beautiful round rock.

Bear enjoying the view.
Our little jaunt started out with some cool clouds.

Oh, YAY, the potty is still open this season.
It's the little things that can make your day. =)

Tall, gorgeous tree.

The flash went off so I shut it down for the next shot, but this one with the flash on the bottom branches I liked best. Just slightly weird lighting made it more interesting.

Love the dark dark bark and chartreuse (reindeer?) lichen that was everywhere.

Noticed half way through the hike that I was dressed just like the trees.
Dark background (black/ultra-dark brown), w/ chartreuse fuzziness on top.

Deer hoof prints by my snowshoes, right at the beginning of the trail.

It was super deserted. Literally miles of empty parking space.

The extreme empty nature of these lots emphasizes the amazingly self-centered oblivious nature of the parking job of a car there which I'll share in another post. It was so extreme it was funny. And the car had a park sticker so is a park employee, either NPS or a concessioner, so they should know better...

=) Anyhow, a nice trial run of wintry fun, just a short trip, and about half way through I noticed my body relaxing, getting used to snowshoeing, and that's a good thing. Now, I'm officially ready!



  1. How beautiful. I have never been to Yosemite and would love to go. Want to go even more now!

  2. Nice place, I miss so much skiing, but with my back problem, my doctor said to me, no more ski.

  3. "the oblivious nature of a car parking lot", at least that is what I read at first. Now that would be a cool essay, especially after a day of trekking among trees in your incidental camouflage.

  4. Gorgeous tree! I haven't been in snow in years but it looks fabulous...


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