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 !
Delicate shimmering blossoms accenting the dramatic landscape!