Yosemite

with Elston and Jackline Hill

May 2012
These are pictures from our trip to Yosemite as part of the Phil Hawkins Photography group. Phil lives in Fresno and is very
familiar with Yosemite. Prior to meeting up with Phil, we stopped at Tunnel View and took this picture which Phil calls the "most
boring" picture of Yosemite! That is El Capitan on the left and Birdalvail Falls in the center and in the second picture.
These pictures are in sequence, just as we shot them. Our first morning we got up and took pictures of the dogwoods outside
our room.
After breakfast we went to Yosemite
Falls. Yosemite Falls is the highest
measured waterfall in North America.
The total 2,425 feet  from the top of
the upper falls to the base of the
lower falls qualifies Yosemite Falls
as the sixth highest waterfall in the
world.

Upper Falls (left) is a 1,430-foot  
plunge which alone is among the
twenty highest waterfalls in the world.

The Middle and Lower Falls can be
seen in the bottom portion of the
picture below.
Half Dome at sunset on the Merced River.
Half Dome from Toulumne Meadows.
The Snow Plant is a parasitic plant that has no chlorophyll.
It has no leaves, but gets its nutrients from decaying
matter. It appears after the snow melts. The Snow Plant is
native to western North America from Oregon through the
mountains of California and into Baja.
Redwoods in the Mariposa Grove.
Lupine
Jackie at Glacier Point
Taft Point