|Iconic Half Dome|
|Merced River, reflecting greens and golds|
A geologist would be thrilled to write about the textbook examples of glaciation found in the park; a botanist would have a number of plant communities to study, from groves of Giant Sequoias to alpine meadows. In spring and summer, wildflowers abound; at this time of year, in November, the leaves of Pacific Dogwoods, Black Oaks, Cottonwoods, Willows and Big Leave Maples are changing colors for one final glorious show before winter settles in.
|Mule deer beneath a black oak|
|Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls|
|The hiking professor with our adopted lab|
|Sunset on the North Dome and Half Dome|
|The hiking terrier says 8 miles feels much farther when your legs are only 7 inches long!|