To the Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows
August 8, 2004
This morning found us once again on the road before daylight, with the privilege of watching the sunrise over the Sierra ridge as we headed for the Tioga Pass.
We drove to an overlook which gave us a view of Halfdome in the Yosemite Valley area and then climbed to the top of this granite dome. Jeff, Ashleigh and Jordan have a great view of Tenaya Lake in the valley below them.
Immediately across the highway from the overlook was this symmetric rock dome, like a miniature Stone Mountain. After riding for a while, Ashleigh and Jordan were anxious to climb on the rock, so we all headed for the top. That was where we got the nice viewpoint of Tenaya Lake above.
On the side of the dome were some magnificent old juniper trees. Ashleigh and Jordon climbed up on this rock at the base of one of them.
After an interesting climb to the top, Jeff, Ashleigh and Jordan start back along the top ridge in view of Halfdome at Yosemite Valley, some 55 miles away by road.
When we returned to the overlook, Jeff set up the camera for a remote picture and got us all in with Halfdome in the background. Brenda and Rod holding Jordan, Darla, Jeff holding Ashleigh.
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