Yosemite National Park – Tuolomne Meadows


Tuolomne Meadows is another gem. Beautiful in and of itself, it is surrounded on all sides by sublime scenery. The Tuolomne River passes through the Meadows, coming from the crest of the Sierras and descending into a remote gorge, the Grand Canyon of the Tuolomne. The Meadows and trails that originate there are, nowadays, very crowded – but I had the pleasure of having the place to myself in the “good old days”.

Pothole Dome

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View to the east, of Tuolomne Meadows and the Sierra Crest, from Pothole Dome, which is located at the western end of the Meadows

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View to the west, from the above

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Mounts Dana (left) and Gibbs (right). Lembert Dome, at the eastern end of the Meadows, is seen in front of Mt. Dana

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Tuolomne Meadows and the Kuna Crest, view to the east from Pothole Dome

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The trail to the low-angle, eastern side of Pothole Dome follows along its southern side

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Pine needles, at the foot of the Pothole Dome

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Kathy, on Pothole Dome

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On Pothole Dome

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A glacier-polished feldspar crystal, on Pothole Dome

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Glacier-polish, on Pothole Dome

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Gleaming glacier-polish, on the lower slopes of Fairview Dome, to the south of Pothole Dome

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Apatite vein, on Pothole Dome

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Telephoto of Mt. Conness, from Pothole Dome

Tuolomne Meadows Campground

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Glacier-polished slabs

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The Lyell Fork of the Tuolomne River and Lembert Dome

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Lembert Dome, view to the east

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Lembert Dome

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same as above

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Along the Lyell Fork

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The Lyell Fork, upstream of the campground

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The Cathedral Range

The Cathedral Range borders Tuolomne Meadows to the south, with a number of great looking granite peaks and spires. In 1987, myself and son Ethan hiked into some of the spectacular scenery of the Cathedral Range.

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Ethan

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Elizabeth Lake

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Pine

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Matthes Crest

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same as above

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Matthes Crest and Unicorn Peak

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Cathedral Peak and Eichorn Pinnacle

Cathedral Peak

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Cathedral Peak, 1976

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Landon Carter, who was, at the time, a Trainer for est  (the training created by Werner Erhard)

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Steve Miller, on the summit of Cathedral Peak

Here is the link to the final post on Yosemite – the High Sierra: https://believesteve.org/2020/01/04/yosemite-national-park-the-high-sierras/

 

 

 

 

About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447 I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-salt-river/id12449222822. 2. Coyote Buttes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/coyote-buttes/id1271773201 3. Four Cornered, the Land: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered/id1384038899 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 5. Rio Marañon: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 6. Rio Grande: https://books.apple.com/us/book/rio-grande-new-mexico/id1469126321
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2 Responses to Yosemite National Park – Tuolomne Meadows

  1. heatherleslie9hotmailcom says:

    Wow you are living the dream Steve. Thanks for sharing your world with us. Heather

    Sent from my iPad

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