Wild flowers of Yosemite. . . . . Hetch Hetchy Valley

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Potus and his family came to Yosemite yesterday for Father’s Day, then off to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico today.  Thankfully we had done the Yosemite  Valley on Friday and that was where they were going to be. We saw signs saying 4 hour wait.  Though, of course, he can come anytime he chooses, Saturday, according to the rangers , is the busiest days of the week.  I did think of families who might be there for that one and only day.

When we drove out on Friday, a lovely enthusiastic Ranger suggested that we go to  Hetch Hetchy Valley  where most days there are only 50 visitors.  The site is filled with a reservoir that provides water for San Francisco .  Another draw is the  myriad of wild flowers and some water falls.  I love the wild flowers , hoped to see some animals and the majestic water falls!  We saw two of North America’s  largest falls  plummet spectacularly over thousand-foot granite cliffs.

John Muir called Hetch Hetchy Valley “a wonderfully exact counterpart of the great Yosemite.”    Enjoy the pictures.  It is so beautiful that even my meager photography show the beauty !

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Delicate shimmering blossoms accenting the dramatic landscape!

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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15 Responses to Wild flowers of Yosemite. . . . . Hetch Hetchy Valley

  1. Angie says:

    Love the photos Anne. Amazing how so much beauty can survive in so much heat and lack of water.

  2. sidran says:

    Such beauty in this barren land !

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