Pine and cones
Tenaya Lake shines blue and had the clearest water
Mount Hoffman as viewed from Tenaya Lake
After a short hike on the Dog Lake trail we take the spur trail to Lembert Dome's summit. Lembert is a small dome and I hiked up the south side once before a long time ago. The south route is steep and direct, a hiking trail takes you to the east and is longer. This photo shows the view of Toulemne Meadows as seen from the top of Lembert Dome
Self portrait at the top of Lembert Dome looking east toward 13,000 foot Mount Dana. The first dusting of snow is visible.
Another self portrait
Back to Olmsted Point for the sunset.
This is a popular spot for photographers because of the ease of access. I guess I never stopped to look because of the crowds. Today it was mostly deserted. Here is Half Dome from the other side.
The light was fading fast and I was in a frenzy of photo taking. Here is one looking east.
Clouds Rest is on the left and Half Dome is on the right. Clouds Rest is higher than Half Dome and it's north face slopes smoothly and dramatically down to Tenaya Canyon.
And one panoramic to end the day.
It was a lot of driving but
the the scenery is well worth it to me. Hiking at high altitude is
very uncomfortable. Getting to the top of Lembert Dome and lunch
on the lake were tremedous bonuses though. Spending quality time
with Lisa was priceless. Time to drive to the valley and check in
and dinner awaits us somewhere.