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#6971 - 08/30/10 12:44 PM Yosemite Surprise
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2248
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
My nephew is visiting from Australia, and asked if I could take him to Yosemite & show him a good trail.

I sent him around the Panorama loop, and that will go into a separate trip report. On the way out back towards 41, we noticed a truck suddenly swerve into the parking lot, the driver jumped out with a camera. So Daniel drove right in, and this is what we saw:



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#6976 - 08/30/10 02:42 PM Re: Yosemite Surprise [Re: wagga]
Sublatum Offline


Registered: 08/30/10
Posts: 40
Loc: Orange Country, CA
Amazing! Nice catch!

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#6978 - 08/30/10 03:29 PM Re: Yosemite Surprise [Re: wagga]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7739
Loc: Fresno, CA
Beautiful picture!

That's Bridalveil Falls coming over the cliff. Cathedral rocks are the three peaks on the left. Leaning Tower is the foremost tower on the right.

Here's a link to a www.postholer.com map showing the topography.

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#6979 - 08/30/10 05:28 PM Re: Yosemite Surprise [Re: Steve C]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Wow talk about capturing a moment!!!There are photographers who sit and wait days for a shot like that to appear.
SPECTACULAR!!!!

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#6980 - 08/30/10 05:59 PM Re: Yosemite Surprise [Re: wagga]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1255
Loc: Atlanta
Wow wagga, that's incredible! Was that just a slender setting-sun ray peeking through the clouds? Looks pretty overcast.

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#6982 - 08/30/10 07:42 PM Re: Yosemite Surprise [Re: wagga]
Akichow Offline


Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 659
Loc: SF Bay Area
Wow, that is one of the most beautiful photos I have seen. It's rare a photo leaves you speechless.

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#7064 - 09/03/10 06:59 AM Re: Yosemite Surprise [Re: wagga]
CaT Offline


Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 694
Loc: Blacklick, OH (formerly SoCal)
Amazing!!
It's now my computer background pic!
What a beautiful picture in a wonderful place!

CaT
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