|Copyright: karen abel (kabel)
|Date Taken: 2012-08-27|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot SX120|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-08-30 8:23|
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|A calm Tuolemne River in summer time high up in the eastern high sierras of Yosemite National Park. Surrounded by lodgepole forests and the high grasses of summer, this river winds its' way through the park and meanders and flows into meadows and lakes within the park. |
"Recognizing the Tuolumne River's exceptional character and seeking to preserve its free-flowing nature, Congress in 1984 included 83 Miles of the river (54 miles in the park) in the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River originates high on the crest of the Sierra Nevada. Flowing westward, the river meanders through Tuolumne Meadows, cascades through the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne and then enters the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The reservoir is not part of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Below O'Shaugnessy Dam, the river continues through Poopenaut Valley to the park boundary"(www.nps.gov).
The park is trying to restore the wetland adjacent to the river and to the left of this photo is where the Pacific Crest Trail comes into the meadow.
Yosemite was shaped by glacier activity.
Please enjoy my photo.
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- [2012-08-30 8:31]
Hello neighbour Karen,
Your 50th posting is a beauty! Splendid warm colours, excellent sharpness and a pleasing composition.
A most beautiful mountainscape Karen. I have trekked this area numerous times. Yosemite is making some rather poor news at this time due to hunta virus. It hasn't closed any parts of the park however, yet you are far from the vendors...here you are in the thick of things... and it is a gorgeous image..a worthy one for posting. There well may be images of this area here but not enough I'm sure....I will anxiously await more.
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so peaceful and lovely landscape ....wish to be there!