YOU CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE!
This whole meadow has been completely restored - you can walk over it using wooden walkways, but it is as it used to be: marshy! You'll wind up in 3 feet of water if you walked out there now. The "general plan" was just getting approved and implementing the plan was proving difficult due to foot-dragging, when along came a giant flood in the early 90s that destroyed the whole neighborhood of residential homes built in the meadow and the large campsites called upper and lower river.
May 1981, Kodachrome 25, Pentax K-1000, Asahi Pentax-M 50mm lens, Takumar 300mm telephoto lens, California, Central California, Family vacation, Mariposa County, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park, World Heritage Site 308, Yosemite Valley, Valley floor meadow, pre-restoration