Dick's Photos from Yosemite, Sequoia and
Kings Canyon National Parks
  
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Yosemite Region
Classic view of Yosemite Valley from Wawona Tunnel El Capitan Half Dome
  
Vernal and Nevada Falls from Glacier Point Bridalveil Falls Half Dome from Washburn Point
  
North Dome and Basket Dome from Glacier Point Half Dome Close up Another view of Vernal and Nevada Falls
Mist Trail, base of Vernal Falls Bridalveil Falls, Spring 2006 Yosemite Falls, Spring 2006
  
Yosemite high country from Highway 140 west of Mariposa

Base of Lower Yosemite, peak runoff, June 2006

A closer view
   
Iconic view from Wawona Tunnel Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls Cathedral Rock (photo by Tim Liddle)
   
Cathedral Spires (Tim Liddle) Cathedral Peak near Tuolumne Meadows A closer view of Cathedral Peak
   
Matthes Crest Lower Cathedral Lake Upper Cathedral Lake
  
Cathedral Lakes from halfway up Cathedral Peak Echo Peaks and the Clark Range Mt. Conness, Tuolumne Meadows and Tuolumne River below
  
The western spire of Cathedral Peak Crevasse at Taft Point Scott & Tim on the edge
  
Daredevils Yosemite Falls, June 2011 Chilnualna Creek near Wawona
   
Overhang at the top of Half Dome (Rom Reed photo) Tenaya Lake Cloud's Rest
      
How the mountains crumble

Exfoliation - how domes are formed

The dramatic overhang of Taft Point, looking north

   
Hikers by the big fissure at Taft Point

Neatly piled rocks east of Taft Point

Ridge where Tim and Scott crawled out in 1982

      
Half Dome from Olmstead Point on the Tioga Pass Road
  
Mt. Clark on the left, Starr-King on the right
High Sierra panorama

A very scenic ridge east of Taft Point 

Taft Point from the west side Mt. Clark
        
Wawona Meadow Loop Trail Creek near the trail Wawona Meadow
    
Another view of the meadow Boulder perched above the road above Wawona Tunnel

Yosemite Falls with lots of water in June 2016

    
Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

Bridalveil Falls at its beautiful best

Sun reflects off the mist blown away from the top of the falls
      
Water just above the Wawona Swinging Bridge, July 2017 North Dome, Basket Dome, and snow-covered Mt. Hoffman on the horizon Mt. Starr-King
   
High Sierra panorama above the Merced River drainage from Glacier Point
  
Mt. Clark from Washburn Point Half Dome is seen in profile at Washburn A closer look
   
Brave but foolish souls used to stand on this overhang at Glacier Point Lower Yosemite Falls in November 2017 And the upper falls
 

Ancient stump in Buffin Meadow near Fish Camp

Ditch carrying water diverted from Big Creek near Big Sandy Road Bridalveil falls drifts in the wind
   
The famous Tunnel View of Yosemite Valley
     
El Capitan and Half Dome from just west of the Wawona Tunnel Southern Yosemite Valley and El Capitan from the Sentinel Dome Trail East side of Sentinel Dome from the trail
   
Half Dome from the Sentinel Dome Trail Mt. Clark Some of the 500 mature sequoias in the Mariposa Grove
   
Panoramic view of lower Yosemite Valley with El Capitan at the right and Three Graces on the left
  
Spring comes to this meadow in July
 
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Orange Grove in a little valley next to Highway 180, outside the park A mass of live oak trees, near 180 on the grade into Kings Canyon  The Kings River near Horseshoe Bend
Marble Mountain is the backdrop for this study in color and texture Roaring River Falls in Kings Canyon National Park, near Cedar Grove

Roaring River, above the falls, Kings Canyon National Park

Black oaks are changing color against an evergreen backdrop Big stumps dot the Converse Basin, where thousands of redwoods were felled in the early 20th Century Much of the wood from the trees went unused, and the company never made a profit
Hume Lake and the High Sierra from Panoramic Point near Grant Grove The General Grant, the Nation's Christmas Tree Redwoods dominate in Grant Grove
Mist drifts over the mountains following an evening storm Steps lead up to the top of the Mark Twain Tree stump The tree was cut down in the 1800s to be exhibited in the east
Powerful rapids in Middle Fork of Kings River, a few miles upstream from Tehipite Valley Pine needles decorate a granite cliff along the High Sierra Trail Log Meadow, Sequoia Park
  
Closer view of Log Meadow

Mountains above Wolverton/Lodgepole area

Peaks in Sequoia National Park
  
Buck Rock, Sequoia National Forest, with fire lookout on top Looking southeast from the top of Buena Vista Peak Kings Canyon and the rugged peaks above it 
  
Snow along the Buena Vista Trail, November 2013

Kings Canyon and peaks with a little more snow

Big Baldy from the top of Buena Vista Peak

  

Crescent Meadow, Sequoia National Park

Dogwoods and sequoia in Giant Forest

The Great Western Divide from the start of the Moro Rock Trail

   
Great Western Divide in Sequoia National Park from Shaw and Leonard east of Clovis
    
Great Western Divide Cliffs on the north side of Tokopah Valley The Watchtower on the south side of Tokopah Valley
View of the Watchtower from Tokopah Falls
  
More cliffs on the north side of Tokopah Valley
  
Hume Lake, just outside Kings Canyon National Park The grassy shoreline, with brown evergreens A quiet cove filled with cattails
High Sierra peaks from Kings Canyon Overlook Looking down the Kaweah River from the Tokopah Falls Trailhead at Lodgepole Snow on the rocky canyon wall near Tokopah Falls
   
Tokopah Falls and the snow beside it A little "side falls' next to Tokopah The Watchman above Tokopah Valley
   
Big snow cone along the Kaweah Marble Fork East section of Patterson Bluff above the North Fork of the Kings Downstream from Black Rock Reservoir the North Fork is all white water 
    
Buena Vista Peak in Kings Canyon National Park View from the top of the peak
(Wes Thiessen photo)
Rock on a pedestal, Buena Vista Trail
    
Cliffs above Kings River near Convict Flat View up Kings Canyon from Don Cecil Trail A breathtaking ride - Highway 180 approaching Kings River
     
Buck Rock, east of the General's Highway Walk-through log in Grant Grove Boys who just walked through the log
     
Mt. Goddard is the high point in this view from the Kings Canyon Overlook This is one of the tallest stumps in Big Stump Basin Trees across from the museum in Giant Forest
    
Sequoia in Lost Grove, Sequoia National Park

Giant sequoias stand guard by Crescent Meadow

General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park
   
The Great Western Divide from Millerton Road south of Table Mountain Casino
    

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