A Yosemite park ranger’s 5 favorite spots
October 8, 2017 - Picnic Time
Yosemite National Park is not only about Half Dome, fantastic as it is. There’s so many beauty and annuity to check out in a northern reaches, where a crowds are meagre and a sights spectacular. So we asked park ranger Jamie Richards about some of her favorite spots. She’s quite lustful of Tuolumne Meadows and a points along Tioga Road, she says, and now is a ideal time to go.
“Summer’s during an end. Fall is here,” she says. “It’s only a pleasing time to try a high country.”
Here are her favorite spots.
Take a scenic transport around Tuolumne Meadows and along a Tuolumne River: “The H2O is still issuing flattering high in a stream right now,” Richards says. “There are some good trails. You can go fly-fishing or cruise on a riverbanks.”
Go paddling or kayaking on Tenaya Lake: “It’s simply available from Tioga Road or Highway 120. Bring a kayak, dug-out or stand-up paddleboard — we don’t have anything we can lease adult there, so we have to move your own. But fishing is available in Tenaya Lake. Watersports are allowed. You can have a picnic, we can suffer a resting afternoon on a shores looking adult during Cathedral Peak, (which) towers over a lake. Pretty impressive.”
Take a transport in a hulk sequoia groves: “There are dual groves in a northern region. The Merced Grove and a Tuolumne Grove are both along a 120 corridor. Park your car and follow a trails from a parking area. They’re good hikes for families and there are benches along a trails. Find a good still mark to suffer a picnic. But, remember, if we move food, it’s container it in, container it out!”
Stop during scenic Olmsted Point: “It provides a good perspective of Half Dome and is one of a top vistas inside a park. It’s right along Tioga Road, on your approach to Tuolumne Meadows. It’s a fantastic perspective of a northern half of Half Dome and a good breathtaking view. You’re looking during a backside of a architecture from how many people see it. Tioga Road closes when a vital (winter) storms hurl in, so if we don’t get adult there in a open or a fall, you’ll skip it.”
Check out Lembert Dome: “It’s a slab stone arrangement located on a easterly finish of Tuolumne Meadows. Enjoy a cruise during a bottom of a architecture or transport up. The trailhead starts during an betterment of 8,500 feet. You rise to over 9,000 feet during a summit. It’s a brief route – 2.8 miles turn outing that takes about one to dual hours – yet really strenuous. Once you’re there, though, it’s a fantastic perspective of Tuolumne Meadows and a whole towering operation of a high country.”