Sunday, June 22, 2008

Yosemite Day Trip


My brother made a short detour to the Bay Area on the way back to India from the West Coast and since his last trip to Yosemite National Park ended well outside the park, I took him(along with his wife, my FIL and Kavya) on a daytrip to the park on Friday. Yosemite offers two great options for daytrips. One is Tioga Road that cuts across the park from west to east and the other is a shorter drive that hits the most well-known sights in the park. Considering we had three first-time visitors, we did option #2.

Entering the park from the southern entrance, we first drove to Glacier Point for views of the valley. From there we drove on Wawona Road, that goes to Yosemite Village and loops back. Our first stop on this road was Bridalveil Falls. Unlike last August, there was a lot of water and it looked gorgeous. The mist that hit us after we scrambled up the rocks to get real close to the base of the falls felt heavenly in the hot weather. After stopping along the side of the road for views of El Capitan, we stopped at Yosemite Falls and took the short walk to the Lower Falls. From there we headed back home via the Arch Rock Entrance.

A few photos from the trip can be seen here.

6 Comments:

At 3:19 AM, Blogger The Ink Blot said...

Balaji... you should take up a part-time job as a photographer!

 
At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Ram said...

bb, very nice photography...super-a eduthurukeenge...
eyyyy machaan,
photo-la edutha yosemite
naan weekend aana gundusatti
yettuku pinaala nayan
simbuvuku pinaala yevan?
varuvaanda kuralarasan
thinuvaanda jam ode bunnu...
avan thaan da number onnu!
ey dandanakka
ey danakunakkaa...

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger Srivatsan Sridharan said...

BB,

Is one day sufficient for Yosemite Trip?. If so at what time do you start?

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

ink blot, thanx. but yosemite can make anyone a photographer :)

ram, thanx. kuthu paattu super :)

srivatsan, u just have to limit urself to one of the 2 options I've mentioned if u're going just for a day. The drive is about 3.5 hrs for us. We left close to 7 and were back just after 9. :)

 
At 4:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Balaji,

I am Ranjith. I am starting a website on Indian movies. The site will have a information database of movies from all languages in India released so far. For all these movies we are collecting information like director, producer, actors etc. We will also be providing reviews for these movies. I was wondering if we could use your reviews of movies on our site. We can also host your future reviews in our site. Please reply to ranjithATbipler.com (replace AT with @ in the email address)

 
At 8:39 AM, Anonymous ram said...

joke that i came across recently:

Guy wants to commit suicide but decides to spend the evening watching kuruvi. he goes to actor vijay's house the next morning, barges in and says, "dey, indha padathula nee nadichittu, neeye uyirode irukke...naan edhuku saaganum?!" and he decides to live!

 

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