Photographer's Note

In the summer, Yosemite Valley gets crazy with visitors, and hotel reservations must be made long in advance. An alternative is the Yosemite National Park 'high country', located along Highway 120 - Tioga Pass Road which is usually not open due to snow accumulations until late May.

In this view is Olmstead Point a short quarter of a mile hike from the parking lot off Tioga Pass Road. Located 40 miles from Yosemite Valley via Highway 120, turn right at Crane Flat after leaving the Valley.

The view here is spectacular with Clouds Rest and Half Dome to the east. The surrounding granite slopes contain 'erratics' - giant boulders left behind by glaciers, which make for fine photo opportunites.

There is no lodging along Tioga Road except for camp grounds and the Tuolumne Meadows rustic lodge with limited accomodations. An alternative is to continue driving east about 15 miles to Lee Vining which has about 3 hotels.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1203 W: 1 N: 3169] (13981)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2001-08-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-22 8:16
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Points: 10
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