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Yosemite Photographs – Early July 2007

I spent three days in and around Tuolumne Meadows in the Yosemite National Park high country in early July, visiting the area around Tioga Pass, the route out toward Young Lakes, Tenaya Lake, and Mount Hoffman. I’ve already posted a few of the following photos, but here is a collection of some of my favorites from that trip.

Dawn, Mounts Dana and Gibb

Sunset, Dog Lake and Mounts Dana and Gibb

Three Snags, Gaylor Lakes Basin

Rocks, Tenaya Lake

Alpine Tundra and Rocks, Gaylor Lakes Basin

Rocks and Trees, Gaylor Lakes Basin

Rocks and Reflection, Gaylor Lake

Shoreline, Gaylor Lake


July 19, 2007 Posted by | Photography, Yosemite | Comments Off on Yosemite Photographs – Early July 2007

Some Photography News

First, I recently move my photography web site, G Dan Mitchell | Photography, to a new host. In addition, I began work on a new Gallery companion site where I will archive – and display – my photographic work.

Second, in early June I spent a few days photographing the Yosemite high country around Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass. Many photographs have already been posted at the photography site, but I’m going to put a few of them up here over the next few days.

July 19, 2007 Posted by | Photography | Comments Off on Some Photography News

Two-Heel Drive on Sanborn-Skyline Park

Tom Mangan (Two-Heel Drive) writes about one of my favorite local hiking areas:

Latest Hikes column: Sanborn-Skyline County Park. From my Hikes column at the Mercury News.

… A typical Saturday afternoon at Sanborn-Skyline might see a wedding reception, a family reunion and a half-dozen large cookouts all happening on the park’s main grounds. Busy, crowded, noisy. With an 8 a.m. sharp start, however, you might get to see a couple of young deer casually grazing within a stone’s throw of the park’s visitor center, as I did the last weekend in June. Quiet, calm – you know, what you go hiking to find.

One of my favorite “hikes with a climb” starts at Sanborn Park and ascends through forest (including some second growth Redwoods) to the ridgeline before traversing to Castle Rock State Park.

July 19, 2007 Posted by | Places | Comments Off on Two-Heel Drive on Sanborn-Skyline Park

Book recounts environmentalists' fight in the Bay Area

Paul McHugh writes in SF Gate about a new book that I’d like to read:

The broad bands of green land that embrace Bay Area urban zones offer both humans and wildlife refuge, respite and regeneration. These preserves are no accident of history. They result from a hard-fought, century-long crusade. This immense battle is recounted in illuminating detail by Cal professor Richard Walker in a book, “The Country in the City,” just out from the University of Washington Press.

July 19, 2007 Posted by | Environment | Comments Off on Book recounts environmentalists' fight in the Bay Area


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