Hiking in Tuolumne Meadows, Parker Pass and Mono Pass

In Photo of the Day, Photography

Dan Mitchell just got back from hiking in Tuolumne Meadows and it looks like he had an awesome day. Here’s a little from Dan as well as an AWESOME photo of Parker Pass.

Dan: I wanted to do some photography and to see the Tuolumne area before all of the snow melts, so yesterday I drove to the Tuolumne Meadows/Tioga Pass area and back. Yes, a long day of about 21 hours on the road and the trail.

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I left around 4:30 a.m. and got to Yosemite fairly early. After turning onto Tioga Pass Road, I stopped a few times to take pictures, finally arriving at Tuolumne Meadows between 9:45 and 10:00. It seems that things are finally starting up open up. The store and grill were open and a crew was repainting the parking lot. Most campgrounds were closed on the way up, but by the time I left in the evening several had opened, including Tuolumne Meadows. It also appearred that Tuolumne Lodge opened yesterday – on the way up there was a big sign stating that the Lodge was closed, but on the way down in the evening I actually saw that they had hung out a ‘vacancy’ sign. (Imagine that – a vacancy on a summer Friday evening!)”

>Be sure to read the rest of Dan’s article and check out his photos. My favorite is the ice floating in the water. You’ll have to check it out to understand what I mean.

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