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08 August 2005 @ 07:45 am
Yosemite Photos  
So when I went through my records I realized that I'd been lazy and once again failed to take any photos, so the only photos available for you guys are the ones my father took during our Four Mile trek down from Glacier Point.



Yosemite Falls, with an unusual amount of water this time of year. Usually the Upper Falls are dried up by August, if I remember my trivia correctly.


The Royal Arches, or the Magical Arches, or the Heavenly Arches, or something like that. I think it's Royal - I mean, they look like royalty, don't they?

editted: Yeah, it's the Royal Arches. Apparently it's quite a popular climb with rockhounds.

Very famous view - you've got North Dome on the left and Half Dome on the right. Half Dome's the symbol of Yosemite, even though - wait for it, this is very exciting - THERE IS NO OTHER HALF TO THE DOME. And there never was...!


IIRC (and I probably do not) this is Sentinal Rock. We thought it was very neato looking, quite gothic in the afternoon light. (By the way, all the photos thus far are from Daddy's trip up and are bathed in the soft glow of morning light.)


The Baby Brother and I at the top of Glacier Point. Kenny's head is blocking Half Dome, and yes, I can't believe I still have that awful backpack either.


View from the top of Glacier Point, minus the kids.


He totally didn't tell me he was gonna take a picture, so I have the dorkiest expression on my face. This was over at a Genuine Vantage Point, and you know this because there is a very old and very rusty rail to prevent you from falling over the edge.
(It's also known as Union Point. Some old man used to have a cabin here and tried to collect a toll on the trail back in the 30's.)
Off of history. OH MY GOODNESS, JUST LOOK AT MY HAND. That vein BULDGING out of it is positively disgusting.


Let's get the focus off of me and the mutant snake wrigling up past my wrists and back to the wonder of Yosemite. The Falls again - just look at the water falling so majestically in the tallest free-falling waterfall in North America.
Wait. What? THE WATER IS NOT FALLING! IT'S JUST STOPPING! CALL A PLUMBER - YOSEMITE FALLS IS BROKEN!!!


Oh. Well. Uhm. Nevermind my earlier panic.


Father and Kenny DIDN'T EVEN SEE THIS ROCK WHEN THEY WALKED PAST. How the heck do you miss this?


4.6 miles in just under two hours! DAMN I AM STRONG. Let's go with kilometers, it sounds even more impressive. 7.4 KILOS BABY!


See the little raft on the water? THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME. Damn, I really wanted to go rafting, but I never got a chance. Tears.
 
 
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Paul Linh Nguyenanimekid on August 8th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
Nice piccies...

And where is this site you're hosting them on btw? O.o
Suzik00kaburra on August 8th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
oakapple.net is my father's domain. Since they're his photos I'm stealing his bandwith. (Bandwidth?) When I have my own crap to post I use makaiju.net, my personal domain.
Paul Linh Nguyenanimekid on August 8th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)
Nice...was kinda curious that was why ^^
And yes..it's bandwidth...hehe
sundaymourning on August 8th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
I've always said that California is the most beautiful state and has the most diverse environment, but it's a shame that it's not taken care of very well. Beautiful pictures! I was in the Oregon desert this weekend, not quite as majestic.
Suzik00kaburra on August 8th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, when I think of how beautiful this state must've been before America got its hands on it I can't help but feel sad. Thank goodness for the National Park system - it doesn't stop the destruction but at least it helps control it.

I do love that we have snow, beaches, a desert, and mediterranean weather all in the same state. :)
Lindseylin_lin_lucy on August 9th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
Great pictures! i gotta go there someday!
(Anonymous) on September 6th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
Oh !@(#$&#^!@ Im jealous, never been there... But those photos are very impressive and it looks beautiful there! I wonder if they would notice if i just lived there year around...