Yosemite May 2002

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Vista Point
On the way down into the Yosemite Valley

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Three Brothers
That's Rory on the left, me in the middle, and Tedd on the right.

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Half Dome
A nice view of Half Dome about half an hour before sunset.

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North Dome

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We parked in the Curry Village lot and I went to figure out about our first night accommodations. We had a campsite reserved for Sunday night, but almost had to leave the valley on Saturday if we hadn't gotten the last village tent available.

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Alina calls dibs on one of the four identical beds in the Curry cabin we got.

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Taking a Drink

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We climbed up the mountainside to get a novel view of the falls.

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I love that little finger-like peak, though I never can remember what it's called.

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The girls spent quite some time hopping around the stones in the river and generally having themselves a great time.

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Windswept by Falls

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This is a high dynamic-range shot I took to show the intense interplay between light and shadow.

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Secret Passage
Tessala squeezed through a hole in the Indian Caves just big enough for one at a time.

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Secret Passage
Alina squeezes through, also.

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Our Campsite

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Another nice view of Yosemite Falls.

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Taken by tourist
Another tourist took this shot of us.

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This is what I saw most of the time, as I followed behind the girls in my inline skates.

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The view when I got ahead.

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Much-needed Rest

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Hiking at last!
It took quite a bit of convincing (bribery, really) for Alina and I to get Tessala to come on a hike with us to Vernal Falls. Alina found this really light, strong hiking stick for her sister, and I offered to give her a shoulder ride in two places of her choosing. After she agreed, she led the whole way, hardly looking back!

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Vernal Falls
Vernal Falls at last!

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Taking it in.

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Spot the Tessa
The girls and I spent an hour or two climbing on rocks and playing hide-and-seek with walkie-talkies. This was probably the best (and most memorable) part of the trip.

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Bridal Veil
A view of Bridal Veil Falls on our way out of the park and home on the third day (Monday).

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