||View, looking South, along the way. This the the view from the
groomed trail that follows Glacier Point Road from Badger Pass Ski area
to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. We had attempted this
day ski trip last year and I could not make it. I vowed to do it
again, so here are some pictures from the successful trip.
||That is me in the same spot. Many people stop here. The
view is good compared to the preceding miles. You can really see
far. The conditions are overcast and kind of threatening. But
what a workout. Too many clothes.
||Looking down from Glacier Point. We made it! One view is
straight down to Yosemite Valley 4,000 ft below us. We stood atop
a large cornice to snap this dramatic shot. The sun burst out and
was baking us. Can you see the roads and buildings in this shot.
||View from Glacier Point. Looking roughly West at Overhanging
Rock in winter. Yahoo! Can you find Rick in this shot?
How about Yosemite Falls?
||View from Glacier Point. Looking East from Glacier Point you
get a great view of Half Dome. Check out all that snow on top.
The sun was intense, and did not last. If you look closely at my
right sleeve/cuff you will notice that it's wet. Why? I fell
on the section of trail at the end here where it is considered expert terrain,
black diamond. I was cocky and blasted my way down. At the
fasted speed I stumbled and had to break my fall. My hand sunk in
to the elbow, wow, that was cold. Ha ha. I was not hurt but
laughed out loud at myself. We had lunch while looking out at Half
Dome. On the way back it got overcast again. We got very lucky
with the weather. These day trips can be very demanding but rewarding.