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The Native Americans called this lake "The Lake of the Shining Rocks'. Here we see a view of Tenaya Lake, located along the Tioga Road, in the front country between Yosemite Valley and Tuolemne Meadows. This lake is a gorgeous alpine lake in Yosemite National Park and is at an elevation of 8,150 (2,484m.). The lake was named after Chief Tenaya, founder of the Pai-Ute colony in Ah-wah-ne (Yosemite). The lake is surrounded by granite domes and lodgepole pine forests. In the upper right corner of the photo one can see the pine forest and it is here along the lake that one can hike a one mile trail through the forest that will lead from one end of the lake to the other.
This area was created by the Tenaya Glacier that flowed out of the Tuolemne Ice Sheet and down into the valley. The lake is supplied by numerous creeks and is basically an outflow of the Cathedral Lakes area(wikipedia).
I hiked the trail around the lake and took several photos along the way. I like this photo the best because it has a reflection and shows the blue color of the lake quite well. The sky was really that blue that day and without a single cloud.
Any comments are most welcome.
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