Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite

Tuolumne meadows yosemite landscape

Photo: Sunset from a flooded Tuolumne Meadows over Lembert Dome and Mount Dana, Yosemite national park. June 23, 2011

Over the weekend I was on a short camping trip with my dad and brother.  While I’ve taken trips with each of them individually in the last years, it’s probably been 10+ years since the 3  of us sat around a campfire together.  Highway 120 to Tuolumne Meadows just opened last weekend, so we were some of the first to enjoy summer in Yosemite’s high country this year.  The sky was cloudless and the sun was hot.  Snow seems to be melting quite fast and the river are quite big at the moment.  These first two photo’s show the current conditions of the meadow which is quite flooded at the moment.  Mosquitoes still haven’t arrived in the high country, but were quite viscous at the campground.

It wasn’t really a photo trip for me so I didn’t shoot too much.  Though I still managed to get myself up at 4:00 am on a couple days and go looking for images.  Didn’t end up with anything interesting.

Tuolumne meadows yosemite landscape

Photo: Sunrise from a flooded Tuolumne meadows, Yosemite, California.

Tuolumne meadows yosemite landscape

Photo: Dawn reflection on Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, California.

2 replies
  1. Jannine Berry says:

    I lived in Yosemite Valley in 95 and 96. The first day of 97 the 100 Year Flood became the 100 Year Flood created by what some people call the Pineapple Express. It was a very serious time, scary yet exhilarating. I then moved out, after being evacuated and found housing along Hwy 140 commuting in each day. I started out working for the concessionaire and ended a term/temporary contract with the Park Service in 2000. Thank you for these photos. I knew mine would never express the sheer simple Godly beauty yours do. I am very thankful for the internet ro I wouldn’t have seen your work.

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