Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California 14 July 2006

    Glacier Point was still snowbound in May of '05, so I was extra eager to return to the

place I once referred to as "the most beautiful place on earth."  [19 photos]

Half Dome

Half Dome and the waterfalls of the Merced River

Vernal Falls. I hiked to the top of this in 2004.

Nevada Falls, the next step up from Vernal

Half Dome looming over Tenaya Canyon

Yosemite Falls, the tallest falls in the USA, and the fifth highest in the world.

The solid northern wall of Yosemite Valley

Half Dome, no zoom

Half Dome, zoomed 10x. Notice anything on the crown?

Half Dome, zoomed 40x. Those are people up there. Lots of them. It's the mother of hikes, from what I hear.

A long look to the northeast

The Little Yosemite Valley

Nevada and Vernal Falls

I can't pass through Yosemite without taking another of its signature shots, at Tunnel View.

El Capitan

Yosemite Valley

More Yosemite Valley

El Capitan's broad stern face

Valley View, looking back up the Merced River to Bridalveil Fall