Day 16 Yosemite NP

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May 16th 2012
Published: May 19th 2012
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Bridalvail FallsBridalvail FallsBridalvail Falls

Wind blowing spray back over the top of the falls
Day 16:

After a great bacon & cheese omelet, we piled into Magee's van and took the trip up to Glacier Point. Wow, was that worth the trip. The panoramic views from there are really breathtaking!! We could see Nevada Falls, Vernal Falls, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome (nearly in profile and from just a 1000' lower than the summit), the Royal Arches, Mirror Lake, and the better part of the Yosemite Valley floor, including our campground almost directly below us. I could have spent the entire day up there just looking. On the way back to camp, we stopped to check on the progress of the climbers we had seen the day before on El Capitan - - couldn't find them, but we did find another group of 3 or 4 guys about half way up. They were clinging to the rock about 1500' up from the valley floor. I can't even imagine how they do that! After getting back to camp, Charlie and I took the shuttle bus over to the visitors center to watch their video, The Spirit of Yosemite (very nicely done!).

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Half Dome from Glacier PointHalf Dome from Glacier Point
Half Dome from Glacier Point

Nevada & Vernal falls visible lower center of photo
Camp Ground from Glacier PtCamp Ground from Glacier Pt
Camp Ground from Glacier Pt

Camp ground is to the left of the two long bldgs just visible just above the stone wall.
Climbers on El CapitanClimbers on El Capitan
Climbers on El Capitan

They are about 1500' up.
Bridalvail FallsBridalvail Falls
Bridalvail Falls

More wind blowing spray back over the top.
East end of Yosemite ValleyEast end of Yosemite Valley
East end of Yosemite Valley

View from Glacier Point

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