Yosemite High Country
along Tioga Pass Road
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These are spots in the high country that are readily accessible from Tioga
||Some years, there is a great deal of snow in the sierra. This is a wide
angle picture of Tuolumne Valley, almost completely covered in water. The high
country is very pretty at times like this, since the campground are generally
not open this early in the season, the area is quite peaceful.|
|Sometimes, when the wind is still and the air is clear, the face of Polly
Dome can look like a walnut shell.
|Just outside of Yosemite National Park is a small campsite run by Inyo
National Forest. I've camped here once, when I was lucky enough to see an open
space. The winds the previous night had ripped a few tents apart; few people
got any sleep. Fortunately, everything calmed down the night I slept there.
||About a mile east of the Park Entrance at the top of Tioga Pass Road is a
small parking lot around a cluster of small lakes. This is the Tioga Tarns, and
is a nice flat trail around some fantastic alpine lakes appropriate for a stroll
for people that would not otherwise attempt walking around in the steep
The photo above was taken with an extremely wide 18mm lens. These are very
small lakes, thickly lined with trees in most places.
|Up here, at about 9,600 feet in elevation, the granite rocks of the sierra
are capped with strange, highly metamorphosed rocks which have not worn away
All photos Copyright © by Adam Lane. All rights reserved.