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Yosemite National Park – Glacier Point – California (2019)

Images of Yosemite National Park, Glacier Point – Central California, taken in June 2019.

At an elevation of 7,214 feet the view from Glacier Point is unique and incredible! As you look directly down into the Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls is on your left and Half Dome looms directly in front of you with Nevada and Vernal Falls and a multitude of granite domes and mountaintops to the right. It’s hard to explain and almost as hard to believe even as you view it with your own eyes.

I made the trip to Glacier Point twice during my stay; the first time I hiked the Taft Point/Sentinel Dome Loop Trail which takes you along the canyon rim and up to the top of Sentinel Dome where you get a 360 degree view of the valley and the surrounding area. But it was at Glacier Point where I ran across a bear with two cubs and where I saw an interesting phenomenon at the base of Nevada Falls; the sun reflecting the light from the mist at the base of the falls with the colors of the rainbow. I’ve seen rainbows over waterfalls before but never anything like this where the colors were dispersed in blobs, for lack of a better word, at the base of the falls. To coin a new term I will call it a ‘blobbow’. No doubt this will make me famous and lead to some major award. Nevertheless, it really was quite amazing and made for an interesting image.
Early morning light on a rock formation along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
Early morning light on a rock formation along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
Least Chipmunk on a downed tree along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
Least Chipmunk on a downed tree along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
Taft Point (7,503 ft.; see railing on top left) with El Capitan in the valley below in Yosemite National Park
Taft Point (7,503 ft.; see railing on top left) with El Capitan in the valley below in Yosemite National Park
El Capitan as seen from the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
El Capitan as seen from the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
A granite fissures along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
A granite fissures along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
Helicopter transporting a team member as seen from Taft Point with the foot of El Capitan below in Yosemite National Park
Helicopter transporting a team member as seen from Taft Point with the foot of El Capitan below in Yosemite National Park
Search and Rescue helicopter long line rescue process as seen from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park
Search and Rescue helicopter long line rescue process as seen from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park
Looking down on a Search and Rescue helicopter as seen from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park
Looking down on a Search and Rescue helicopter as seen from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park
Search and Rescue team member is dropped off in the valley below Taft Point in Yosemite National Park
Search and Rescue team member is dropped off in the valley below Taft Point in Yosemite National Park
Trees along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
Trees along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
Taft Point Trail blocked by a fallen tree in Yosemite National Park
Taft Point Trail blocked by a fallen tree in Yosemite National Park
View of Yosemite Falls from the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
View of Yosemite Falls from the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Snow plants along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Snow plants along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
View near Taft Point along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
View near Taft Point along the Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park
A flooded meadow along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley as seen from the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
A flooded meadow along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley as seen from the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
North Dome (7,542 ft.) and Basket Dome (7,612 ft.) as seen from the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
North Dome (7,542 ft.) and Basket Dome (7,612 ft.) as seen from the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Blue-bellied or Western Fence Lizard on a granite rock along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Blue-bellied or Western Fence Lizard on a granite rock along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Upper Yosemite Falls as seen from along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Upper Yosemite Falls as seen from along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Close up of the terminus of Upper Yosemite Falls from along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Close up of the terminus of Upper Yosemite Falls from along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
My Pohono Trail lunchtime view of Yosemite Falls from Roosevelt Point (7,380 ft.) in Yosemite National Park
My Pohono Trail lunchtime view of Yosemite Falls from Roosevelt Point (7,380 ft.) in Yosemite National Park
Sierra Butterweed plant along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Sierra Butterweed plant along the Pohono Trail in Yosemite National Park
Sentinel Dome (8,100 ft.) from along the Sentinel Dome Trail in Yosemite National Park
Sentinel Dome (8,100 ft.) from along the Sentinel Dome Trail in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite fan poses on top of a windy Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite fan poses on top of a windy Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park
The iconic but now dead Jeffery Pine on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park
The iconic but now dead Jeffery Pine on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park
Spreading Phlox flowers on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park
Spreading Phlox flowers on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Falls and Mount Hoffman (10,850 ft.) as seen from on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Falls and Mount Hoffman (10,850 ft.) as seen from on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park
Summit Meadow along the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park
Summit Meadow along the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park
Bear Cub on a downed tree near Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Bear Cub on a downed tree near Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
View of Half Dome from the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park
View of Half Dome from the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park
The entrance to Glacier Point with Half Dome in the distance in Yosemite National Park
The entrance to Glacier Point with Half Dome in the distance in Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite Valley as viewed from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite Valley as viewed from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Granite Domes as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Granite Domes as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite Valley as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite Valley as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Mount Star King (9,116 ft.) as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Mount Star King (9,116 ft.) as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Mount Clark (11,522 ft.) as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Mount Clark (11,522 ft.) as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
North Dome and Basket Dome with Mount Hoffman in the distance as seen from Glacier Point  in Yosemite National Park
North Dome and Basket Dome with Mount Hoffman in the distance as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
The sun reflecting off of the mist of Nevada Falls (594 ft.) creates a ‘blobbow’ as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National
The sun reflecting off of the mist of Nevada Falls (594 ft.) creates a ‘blobbow’ as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National
Nevada Falls (top) glowing in the sunlight and Vernal Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Nevada Falls (top) glowing in the sunlight and Vernal Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Vernal Falls (317 ft.) as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Vernal Falls (317 ft.) as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Tenaya Peak (10,700 ft.), Tresidder Peak, the Echo Peaks (11,040 ft.) and the granite Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park
Tenaya Peak (10,700 ft.), Tresidder Peak, the Echo Peaks (11,040 ft.) and the granite Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park
View of the Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
View of the Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Liberty Cap and Nevada and Vernal Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Liberty Cap and Nevada and Vernal Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Glacier Point fan having her picture taken at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Glacier Point fan having her picture taken at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Half Dome (8,842 ft.) with Cloud Rest (9.926 ft.) in the distance as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Half Dome (8,842 ft.) with Cloud Rest (9.926 ft.) in the distance as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley and Nevada and Vernal Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley and Nevada and Vernal Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
The Echo Peaks (11,040 ft.) as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
The Echo Peaks (11,040 ft.) as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
The 2,425 foot Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
The 2,425 foot Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Upper Yosemite Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Upper Yosemite Falls as seen from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite Valley as seen from Washburn Point along the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite Valley as seen from Washburn Point along the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park
View of the Yosemite Valley as seen from Washburn Point along the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park
View of the Yosemite Valley as seen from Washburn Point along the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park