Monday, October 26, 2015

Wrapping up Yosemite

We head out tomorrow but it has been a great 6 days in Yosemite.  Here are a few more places we explored the past couple of days:

We ate lunch here over looking the Toulumne River



A beautiful trail along the river but our hike was cut short due to gnats swarming us!
 We had to see some sequoias of course while in the area and fortunately, even though the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite Valley is closed for restoration till some time next year, there are 2 other smaller groves in the back country:
The Merced Grove of giant sequoias 

close up of wolfs lichen



Merced Grove

love this pic, the fungus looks like flowers or butterflies


The Toulamne Grove



the smaller pine cone, about the size of an egg, is from a sequoia



inside a dead giant

the tunnel tree



a school class of young teens circled the tunnel tree.  it took 24 of them to make the circle;)




Did not see many hawks here,
this red tail posed for me finally
today

2 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! We have yet to visit the west side of the SIerras with the RV.

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  2. Hi Lisa, so long since good connection;) It was a hairy ride up to our campground to say the least. I would not do it again.....but we did have a wonderful time!;)

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