High Sierras - Yosemite National Park, California

Washburn Point

Those who follow me regularly know about my love for Banff National Park in Alberta. It is my favorite national park of the many I have been to. There is a close second and that is Yosemite National Park. It has been six years since I have last been there. My friend, Steve Somers, has been posting some of his Yosemite photos, which has given me the urge to hop on a plane to California. Unfortunately. a Yosemite trip will have to wait until the fall of 2017. In the meantime, I have been going through some of my older Yosemite photos and this one from Washburn Point jumped out at me. 

Washburn Point is a terrific place to get a sense of the High Sierras, as you get almost a 360 degree view from there. I like it a bit better than the view from Glacier Point as you can get a better view of Yosemite Valley and the waterfalls. This composition gives a rare side view to Half Dome and gives a sense of the peaks of the High Sierras (Washburn Point is at an elevation of 7,500 feet).