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View of Half Dome From Olmsted Point – Weekly Photo

For our most recent trip to Yosemite we chose to visit the eastern side out of Tioga Pass and the Tuolumne Meadows region of the park. One of my images on my wishlist was sunset at Olmsted Point, just northeast of Half Dome. I was eager to see a much different view point of the iconic monolith. The day we arrived at the park I thought we were going to get a spectacular stormy view as we watched the afternoon thunderstorms starting to brew. I rushed out to the point to find the above picture.

I thought I would wait it out. But the elements got the better of me as the lightning was inching closer to my location (being on an exposed granite face is not ideal place to be during an electrical storm) so it was not meant to be.

However I did revisit Olmsted Point two days later for nice sunrise, and these great shots.

Click here to see more images from my Yosemite Trip, and check back from more images of nearby Mono Lake and the ghost town Bodie.

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