Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yosemite National Park Part II

One our second day in Yosemite we drove to Glacier Point. The road to Glacier Point is closed during the winter and early spring. While planning our trip, I read it often doesn't open until the end of May. This year the road opened on May 2nd, three days before our arrival! We are so thankful it did as the view from Glacier Point is breathtaking. It has been called "The Best View in All the West". From the Glacier Point overlook we could see Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, the Merced River and the Awhanee Hotel.

Half Dome

The Royal Arches

Both sections of Yosemite Falls

A close-up of the lower section
The Ahawnee Hotel

The Merced River and the Royal Arches

Vernal and Nevada Falls

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