Point, en route between the giant sequoias and LCWC
Afternoon of Friday, August 4th, 2006
This was an un-planned stop. I'm
not sure we even knew this place existed until somebody mentioned it
Looking S-SE from this vantage point, you can see right
down the length of the Yosemite Valley, clear to the famous Half Dome and
beyond. Just spectacular.
Looking underfoot at the bare granite, you can still see
the scrapes left in the granite from when the glaciers formed the valley
tens of thousands of years ago.
But perhaps most impressive was looking North East as a
terrifying storm approached. Thunder clouds stretched to the horizon,
and you could see countless arcs of lightning come out of the sky to hit
repeatedly on the bare mountainside.
We sk'daddled pretty quick back to our vans and drove
right into the heart of it all, in hopes of making it to LCWC before dark.