Last year I climbed Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park with the four-man team of guy RDs. This past week we made a longer return trip (minus Siona and plus Joe) for our last hurrah as a team since two of us are moving into new positions. We took it a bit easier this time and thoroughly enjoyed the recently-opened Tioga Pass, the gushing springtime waterfalls, the deep green meadows, and the forboding granite faces that make Yosemite Valley stunning. I don’t have time to do a rundown of the trip, but here are some noteworthy pictures.
The Boys Heading to the Mist Trail
Gunner Getting Pounded Underneath Vernal Falls (317 Feet)
“Keep Wild Animals Wild” – Too Late
Tell me this squirrel is not completely domesticated. Seriously. We have banana chunks, beef jerky, and a group picture. And Jeff’s rabies-defying pose at the end of the sequence.
El Capitan (3,000-Foot Sheer Granite Face)
Deja Vu – Jeff Points at the Diving Board on Half-Dome
If you live in or near California, Yosemite Valley is a place you ought to visit (frequently if you can). It is truly remarkable.
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I LOVE the photo of the three guys with the squirrel in the middle. It looks like it needs a great caption. If you want to send me a copy of it I will work on getting a good caption for you. :-)
Good for Cindi on the camera. I bought a higher end one and have been rather disappointed, as it seems to be much smarter than I am…
I’m trying to decide who is the cutest,,, The guys or the squirrel…..
Very nice photos.
Sam – It’s a normal pocket-size digital camera, but my incredible wife did detailed research to find the best one before we made the purchase. And I think she found the best one (in the normal-digital-camera price range).
Amazing that I grew up just 30 mins south of there and only went once a year!
in addition to the sickness of the squirrel eating from Jeff’s mouth…incredible picture quality! nice camera!