Merced River, Little Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park

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    After parking the car at camp 4 in Yosemite Valley, securing a wilderness permit, and hitchhiking up to Tuolumne Meadow because the shuttles are done for the season (sort of fun - felt like a kid again), we started down the Muir Trail. That was a long day.

    Climbed Half Dome Tuesday, and then camped that night at Little Yosemite Valley, the only "legal" place to camp before descending to Happy Isles. Never camped there before. 400+ miles of backpacking solitude this year, and all of the sudden it's like freakin' Woodstock. Popular place.

    This pic is the Merced river next to the campground. Serene that morning, but a more common scene would be a couple dozen campers swimming, washing their socks, and maybe filtering water...

    © 2010 Steve Dunleavy
    more at: stevedunleavy.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Yosemite-High-Countr...

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    1. mar7272 43 months ago | reply

      A perfectly photographed incredible beautiful landscape like this, gives me a feeling of being in a natural church, a more real church and feeling the awesome power of nature as it flows around you. It connects with you very soul.

    2. Tikvah's-Hope Photography [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

      Very Beautiful Autumn picture, love the colors and reflection. It is so peaceful. Congrats on explore.

    3. john 1998 43 months ago | reply

      Splendid landscape

    4. jeandayphotography.com 43 months ago | reply

      Beautiful scene and comp. Very nice.
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    5. Dando88 43 months ago | reply

      Fantastic view!

    6. Zack Goad 43 months ago | reply

      incredible landscape!!

    7. Denis Collette...!!! 43 months ago | reply

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      Thank you for sharing your vision... be happy...!!! :)))

    8. Forget57 43 months ago | reply

      WOW ! très beau

    9. SteveD. 43 months ago | reply

      Wow, went to #75 on explored, I had no idea. Thanks for looking, folks!

      cheers,
      steve

    10. CVNguyen 43 months ago | reply

      beautiful..

    11. !Martin 43 months ago | reply

      Awesome photo

    12. 4macfotography 43 months ago | reply

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    13. Yvonne Baur [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

      Steve, it is simply awesome.
      What a wonderful composition. Great reflections as well

    14. socrates197577 42 months ago | reply

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      Complimenti la tua foto e' bellissima!!!
      This shot is wonderful!!!

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    15. Kal04nia 42 months ago | reply

      This is simply gorgeous!

    16. jensprivado 6 weeks ago | reply

      Congratulations you have very beautiful pictures

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