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Yosemite 2010
Another great week in the Yosemite back country. I have been doing trips to Yosemite almost every summer since I worked there at Merced Lake High Sierra Camp 15 years ago… always something new to see.
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Diving into pools at the base of Bridal Veil Falls.

Diving into pools at the base of Bridal Veil Falls.
Loading our packs and gear onto the mules at Tuolumne stables. No better way to get your pack into the back country!

Loading our packs and gear onto the mules at Tuolumne stables. No better way to get your pack into the back country!
Cross-country hiking from Tuolumne to Vogelsang.

Cross-country hiking from Tuolumne to Vogelsang.
Gary and Jim.... cross-country to Vogelsang (Gary has worked in Yosemite for 25 years and knows all the short cuts!)

Gary and Jim…. cross-country to Vogelsang (Gary has worked in Yosemite for 25 years and knows all the short cuts!)
Booth Lake. Vogelsang peak in the background.

Booth Lake. Vogelsang peak in the background.
Our campsite just above Vogelsang High Sierra Camp.

Our campsite just above Vogelsang High Sierra Camp.
Vogelsang

Vogelsang
Backdoor of Vogelsang kitchen... sun going down on Fletcher peak in the background.

Backdoor of Vogelsang kitchen… sun going down on Fletcher peak in the background.
Cross-country hiking from Vogelsang to Merced Lake.

Cross-country hiking from Vogelsang to Merced Lake.
Cross-country hiking from Vogelsang to Merced Lake.

Cross-country hiking from Vogelsang to Merced Lake.
"Gary's Pools".... shortcut on the way to Merced Lake.

"Gary's Pools"…. shortcut on the way to Merced Lake.
Merced Lake.

Merced Lake.
The "Gold Wall" above Merced Lake.

The "Gold Wall" above Merced Lake.
One of the many pools below our campsite.

One of the many pools below our campsite.
Cascades below our base camp.

Cascades below our base camp.
Home for a few days.

Home for a few days.
Granite walls abound.

Granite walls abound.
.... more granite.

…. more granite.
Western Juniper.

Western Juniper.
Water flowing over granite.

Water flowing over granite.
Cascades below our camp.

Cascades below our camp.
Polished granite.

Polished granite.
Sun going down... pic taken from just above our camp.

Sun going down… pic taken from just above our camp.
Taken at the pools below camp.

Taken at the pools below camp.
Another day... another round of disc golf.

Another day… another round of disc golf.
Bat chilling on a tree next to our camp.

Bat chilling on a tree next to our camp.
Same bat getting pissed at me for sticking my camera in his face.

Same bat getting pissed at me for sticking my camera in his face.
Stream flowing from the outlet of Obelisk Lake.

Stream flowing from the outlet of Obelisk Lake.
Ridge atop of Obelisk Peak.

Ridge atop of Obelisk Peak.
Ridge atop of Obelisk Peak. Mt Clark in the top right.

Ridge atop of Obelisk Peak. Mt Clark in the top right.
Storm clouds coming in fast. Was going to climb Mt Clark, but decided against it after seeing the approaching storm. Was glad with my decision when it started snowing an hour later!

Storm clouds coming in fast. Was going to climb Mt Clark, but decided against it after seeing the approaching storm. Was glad with my decision when it started snowing an hour later!
Animal tracks in dried up mud.

Animal tracks in dried up mud.
The lines were created by pollen falling from the trees and floating on the water in spring. By this time of year the water is all gone but the pollen ring remains.

The lines were created by pollen falling from the trees and floating on the water in spring. By this time of year the water is all gone but the pollen ring remains.
Pollen rings.

Pollen rings.
Back side of Half Dome.

Back side of Half Dome.
Merced Lake from a few thousand feet up.

Merced Lake from a few thousand feet up.
Self portrait... Merced Lake below.

Self portrait… Merced Lake below.
Granite... middle of nowhere... I just liked the circle pattern.

Granite… middle of nowhere… I just liked the circle pattern.
Hiking down to the Valley from Merced Lake.

Hiking down to the Valley from Merced Lake.
Merced River just below Echo Valley.

Merced River just below Echo Valley.
Amazing sunset on the hike out.

Amazing sunset on the hike out.
Nevada Falls.

Nevada Falls.
Top of Vernal Falls.

Top of Vernal Falls.
Pool at the base of Vernal Falls.

Pool at the base of Vernal Falls.