Thursday, April 1, 2010

Looking at the Sky on Friday, SkyWatch Friday / Hiking in Tenaya Canyon and Mirror Lake

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Being on amazing trails is what my husband and I love to do.
This is Mirror Lake in Yosemite National Park, California USA.
The lake is at the foot of Half Dome in the east part of Yosemite Valley.
We took a nice long AND scenic trail eastward along the lake and up Tenaya Canyon.
We found a nice place on Tenaya Creek to sit and enjoy our "sorry" lunch that we carried along.
 We're not very good planners for packing food.
We don't want the bears to smell anything too good.

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There are reflections just about everywhere you look on this beautiful little lake.
I took countless photos of  Half Dome along the trail.
Every sighting of this amazing landmark is a photo op!
And...the sky...fabulous for a long hike!

We sat right on the edge of this creek for lunch...we sure didn't want to leave.

This is the view if we looked up during our lunch...not bad!
That's Half Dome through the trees.

There were a few obstructions along the way.

I can't resist another view of the beautiful Half Dome beneath that beautiful blue sky!

Looking at the Sky on Friday

SkyWatch Friday


EG Wow said...

Very beautiful, Carolyn!

Jen said...

When I visited 20 years ago it was more like Mirror Puddle and the park rangers were telling us it is slowly turning into Mirror Meadow. I need to go back before it disappears. Beautiful photos.

Tammie Lee said...

Each photo holds the spirit of this gorgeous area! Looks like you had splendid weather.

Anonymous said...

I can't get enough of this place. You took lovely pix.

Anthony Samson said...

Beautiful place and you captured it well Carolyn... nice set of photo's love the 3rd one from top and the one with the fallen tree... it must be amazing to spend a day in a place like this... slow shutter shot of a creek is nice

Have a lovely weenend :)

Spiderdama said...

This is so beautiful!! I love all the pictures:-)
Wish you a Happy Easter!

Sylvia K said...

One of my favorite places! And such gorgeous captures, Carolyn! They're the next best thing to being there! Thanks for the tour! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter Weekend!


Manang Kim said...

That is that place I so love to visit the beauty is endless. I am imagining fishes are jumping on the stream ^_^. Happy Easter and thanks for the visit!

SWF~Full Moon

Elisabeth said...

What a wonderful place! I love the reflections. Great color too. Thanks for sharing.

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures. Half Dome is on my bucket list.

DrillerAA09 said...

These are picture post card perfect.

KMOYMAMA said...

I understand how much you and Jerry enjoyed being on wonderful trails in Yosemite National Park. All the pictures are like perfct for post cards. I also understand that you took countless pictures there.

Ebie said...

I can't get enough of this place! Beautiful weather graced all your lovely photos!

Kcalpesh said...

Lovely series of pictures! I can imagine what fun it must have been to be at this beautiful looking place!

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magiceye said...

awesome captures!

Anna said...

It looks like a great hike. Your pictures are gorgeous!!

Carver said...

What a wonderful walk. You took some great shots. I also like your weekend reflection shots so much.

maryt/theteach said...

Carolyn, thanks for sharing such beautiful hiking pics! I have to go into my archives and get out my hiking pics from a time gone by... Happy Easter to you and yours! :)

Sacred Ruminations said...

Wonderful views from your hike. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,