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Posts tagged yosemite national park

Trees along the Merced River

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Yosemite Falls beyond the Merced River (March 2013)

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Back in 1994 we spent a few nights camping in Yosemite with friends. The catch was that to get the camping sites we agreed to do some service in the park. Our project was to plant saplings along the Merced River in this spot to prevent erosion of the banks of the river. The trees were just a few feet tall, at most, when we planted them.

Fast forward nearly 20 years to our next visit to Yosemite and we got to see that our saplings had grown into these 20-30 feet high trees.

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls

Today’s photo comes from five spring breaks ago.

Moonrise over Yosemite

Yosemite moon rise

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RIP Pioneer Cabin “tunnel tree” sequoia (908 – 2017)

RIP Tunnel Tree

The tunnel tree we visited in 2013 fell over during this past Sunday’s storm. Of the three tunnel trees, only the Clothespin Tree remains.

For perspective, my kids were each over 6′ tall when this photo was taken.

Vernal Fall

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Yosemite National Park

A little over three years ago this happened.

Yosemite’s Tunnel View with a full moon

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Yosemite National Park under a full moon

Last month’s trip to Yosemite had us staying south of the the valley, which meant a different approach than the one I had always taken before from the San Francisco Bay Area. When you come in from the south you experience “tunnel view”–made famous by Ansel Adams. We happened to be leaving the valley to return to our lodgings just as a nearly full moon rose above the scene.

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