Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Yosemite 10/28/12

On the road again Sunday Oct. 28

The Chapel was built in 1879, is the only building from the Old Village. It was moved to this location in 1901.

Wooden bridge across the Merced River

Merced River, hard to capture the beauty.

We attended a Catholic Communion Service in the Theater. The Park has a rectory for visiting priests. The 1st & 3rd Sundays the priest comes from Oakhurst to say Mass.

The Park had the Indians dress in costume and put on shows, according to the Indian who gave the talk last night. This is not the way the local Indians dressed.

Toll rates to Yosemite.

Chief's House in the Indian Village.

Ceremonial Roundhouse

Entrance to the Ceremonial Roundhouse

Bark House made of Incense Cedar.

Sweathouse. Indians spent time in there before hunting. Also used for curative purposes.

Acorns could be stored for several years in the Acorn Granary. It is a nestlike container of grapevines and buck brush between 4 poles. It is lined with wormwood.

Found someone from Illinois in the Yosemite Cemetery. We used a book from the Visitors Center to read interesting stories about many of the residents.

Returning to our RV we saw 3 young bucks munching in the parkway.

They were not concerned about people passing by.

It was bittersweet to think of leaving Yosemite. It is a very special place, so serene, beautiful scenery and the weather was perfect, even if it was chilly overnight....28 degrees. Temp. during the day was in 70's in the sun.

On Tioga Road pass. "Few mountain dives anywhere can compare visually with this 59-mile seasonal road. It had been closed for 4 days because of snow.)

Pond as we journey up the mountains.

Yosemite is on the flight pattern from Los Angeles.

At Ohmsted Point, Half Dome in the distance.

I'm hiking to the lookout.

There are many rocks this size that were left by the glaciers.

Phil above the valley.

Phil in the upper right corner.

Tenaya Lake

Tenaya Lake from the other end.

Yes, they had snow earlier in the week.

Tuolomme Meadow, snow instead of wildflowers.

Mountain roads...windy.

Ellery Lake, elevation, 9,945 ft.

This lake has a skim of ice on it. The highest elevation on the Pass was 9,945 feet .

The line across the center is the road we will be going down.

Still traveling down. Our road in lower left. On the flat land we passed a field with many 500 sheep.

We stayed at Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, CA. Passed people riding their horses on the street.

Full moon!

Location:Yosemite, CA.

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