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Yosemite’s high country; Tuolumne Meadows and Tenaya Lake and Canyon

                  We have visited Yosemite more than a half-dozen times. First, with older parents in tow, who, sadly, didn’t want to get out of the car. Then several times for more extended stays in the Yosemite Valley, including hikes and bikes around the valley, up to Vernal […]

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Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy Valleys in a dry water year; still not to be missed!

  Hanging Rock juts from Glacier Point, with Yosemite Falls, running low on water, across the Yosemite Valley. Tourists hang from Glacier Point observation walk, with Half Dome looming in background. O’Shaunessy Dam, completed in 1923 and heightened in 1938, impounds Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and floods Hetch Hetchy Valley, for water bound for San Francisco, […]

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Hetch Hetchy Valley and Reservoir; undiscovered but stunning part of Yosemite!

          Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and the Tuolumne Valley are close cousins to the mighty Yosemite Valley, virtually undiscovered and almost equally stunning.  Hetch Hetchy is just 115 miles and a scenic day-tour from Stockton! The Hetch Hetchy Valley was the scene of one of the most epic environmental battles 100 years ago, as John Muir, […]

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