Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Yosemite NP & Stanislaus NF (Cellphone Photos) - California

On 1 May 2022, my parents and I took a trip to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park, Cherry Lake in Stanislaus National Forest, and Lake Eleanor in Yosemite National Park. I took photos with my cellphone at these 3 locations and some random photos during our drive. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos! Unfortunately I'm not able to embed the 4 videos I took, but you can view them here (Google Photos link). The videos are of Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Cherry Creek shot on Forest Route 1N07/Cherry Lake Road in Stanislaus National Forest, Eleanor Creek shot on Lake Eleanor Dam, and Lake Eleanor Dam and Eleanor Creek shot near Forest Route 1N14.

Our first stop was Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. My plan for the day was to walk and hike to Wapama Falls with my mom. Unfortunately my dad was not able to go with us to the waterfall as he is still on crutches.

A scenery photo of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir shot on O'Shaughnessy Dam in Yosemite National Park. In the photo are Wapama Falls (in the distance in the center), Hetch Hetchy Dome & Kolana Rock (right).

A panorama of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir shot on O'Shaughnessy Dam in Yosemite National Park. In the photo are Wapama Falls (in the distance in the center), Hetch Hetchy Dome & Kolana Rock (right).

A scenery photo of Tuolumne River shot on O'Shaughnessy Dam in Yosemite National Park.

A scenery photo of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. In the photo are Hetch Hetchy Dome (left), Kolana Rock (right). This photo was shot on my walk and hike towards Wapama Falls from O’Shaughnessy Dam.


Photos of Wapama Falls shot at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park.

A scenery photo of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. Photo shot near Wapama Falls. This photo was shot on my walk and hike towards O’Shaughnessy Dam from  Wapama Falls.

A scenery photo of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. On the right of the photo is Kolana Rock. Photo shot near Wapama Falls. This photo was shot on my walk and hike towards O’Shaughnessy Dam from  Wapama Falls.

A panorama of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. On the left of the photo is Kolana Rock. Photo shot near Wapama Falls. This photo was shot on my walk and hike towards O’Shaughnessy Dam from  Wapama Falls.


After we were done at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, we began our drive to Cherry Lake in Stanislaus National Forest. The next few photos are from our drive from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to Cherry Lake.

A photo of Gray's Lupine (Lupinus grayi) flowers shot on Forest Route 1N07/Cherry Lake Road in Stanislaus National Forest.

A scenery photo of Cherry Creek shot on Forest Route 1N07/Cherry Lake Road in Stanislaus National Forest.

We finally arrive at Cherry Lake and I took two photos.

Scenery photos of Cherry Lake shot on Forest Route 1N04/Cottonwood Road in Stanislaus National Forest. Photos shot on the Cherry Lake Dam.


After Cherry Lake, we began our drive to Lake Eleanor in Yosemite National Park.

A panorama shot on Forest Route 1N14 in Stanislaus National Forest.

Scenery photos shot on Forest Route 1N14 in Stanislaus National Forest.


We arrive at Lake Eleanor in Yosemite National Park. Please note you can not drive down to Lake Eleanor as you can with Cherry Lake. You have to walk around a quarter of a mile to get to Lake Eleanor Dam.

A scenery photo of Lake Eleanor shot on Forest Route 1N14 in Yosemite National Park. See if you can spot my dad on crutches in this photo.

Scenery photos of Lake Eleanor and Lake Eleanor Dam shot on Forest Route 1N14 in Yosemite National Park.


A scenery photo of Eleanor Creek shot on Forest Route 1N14/Lake Eleanor Dam in Yosemite National Park.

A scenery photo of Lake Eleanor shot on Forest Route 1N14/Lake Eleanor Dam in Yosemite National Park.

A scenery photo of Eleanor Creek shot on Forest Route 1N14/Lake Eleanor Dam in Yosemite National Park.

A scenery photo of Lake Eleanor Dam and Eleanor Creek shot near Forest Route 1N14 in Yosemite National Park.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Stanislaus National Forest, CA (Cellphone Photos)

On 24 April 2022, my parents and I spent a day in Stanislaus National Forest in California. We drove on State Route 4. We hiked Arnold Rim Trail (Manuel Peak and Top of the World). We also went to Hells Kitchen Overlook and Lake Alpine. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos! Unfortunately I'm not able to embed the 2 videos I took at Manuel Peak on Arnold Rim Trail and Bee Gulch near Lake Alpine, but you can view them here (Google Photos link).

The first stop on our trip was Arnold Rim Trail. My dad mostly stayed in the car at this location because he's still recovering from an injury and using crutches. My mom and I were the only ones hiking this trail. Note that there were a ton of mosquitos on the trail, so bring mosquito repellant! My mom and I made the mistake of not bringing any and we ended up donating quite a bit of blood. I though it would still be cold enough there would be some snow on the ground. There was no snow and it was quite warm. We started our hike at the Fairway Drive/Cedar Center Gate and hiked towards Arnold Rim Alternative Trail.

A photo from Forest Route NF-5N49. This was from our hike towards Arnold Rim Alternative Trail from Fairway Drive/Cedar Center Gate.

A panorama from Manuel Peak on Arnold Rim Trail.

A scenery photo from Manuel Peak on Arnold Rim Trail.

A scenery photo with clouds from Top of the World on Arnold Rim Trail.

A panorama with clouds from Top of the World on Arnold Rim Trail.

A scenery photo with clouds from Top of the World on Arnold Rim Trail.


A scenery photo with clouds from Top of the World on Arnold Rim Trail.

Scenery photos from Top of the World on Arnold Rim Trail.


Scenery photos from Arnold Rim Alternative Trail. These were from our hike back towards the Fairway Drive/Cedar Center Gate from Arnold Rim Trail.

If you plan on hiking Arnold Rim Trail, please don't forget to download a trail map from the non-profit's website.


Once we finished up at Arnold Rim Trail, our family started driving towards Lake Alpine making a stop at Hells Kitchen Overlook.

A snowy scenery photo with clouds from Hells Kitchen Overlook on the side of State Route 4.

A snowy panorama with clouds from Hells Kitchen Overlook on the side of State Route 4.

We arrive at Lake Alpine next, the final destination on our drive. The ice on top of the lake is half melted.

A snowy scenery photo with clouds of Lake Alpine. On the left is Inspiration Point. Lake Alpine is still partially frozen.

A snowy scenery photo with clouds of Lake Alpine and Inspiration Point. Lake Alpine is still partially frozen.

A snowy scenery photo with clouds of Lake Alpine. On the left is Inspiration Point. Lake Alpine is still partially frozen.


A snowy scenery photo of a small waterfall at Bee Gulch near Lake Alpine. You can see this from the side of State Route 4, but I walked into the snow a little bit. The snow is still quite deep this time of year.

A snowy scenery photo of Silver Creek near Lake Alpine. This creek flows into Lake Alpine. This was shot on the bridge near Chickaree Day Use Area.

A snowy sunset scenery photo of Lake Alpine and Inspiration Point. Lake Alpine is still partially frozen.

A sunset snowy scenery photo of Lake Alpine. Lake Alpine is still partially frozen.

A snowy sunset panorama of Lake Alpine and Inspiration Point (left). Lake Alpine is still partially frozen.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Point Reyes National Seashore (Cellphone Photos) - Marin County, CA

Yesterday, on 17 April 2022, my parents and I took a trip to Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, CA. I took photos with my phone. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos! 

A scenery photo from Abbotts Lagoon Trail.

Scenery photos of Abbotts Lagoon from Abbotts Lagoon Trail.

A photo of a Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) flower shot on Abbotts Lagoon Trail.

A photo of Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) flowers and Abbotts Lagoon shot on Abbotts Lagoon Trail.


A scenery photo of Abbotts Lagoon from Abbotts Lagoon Trail.

Scenery photos of Abbotts Lagoon.

Scenery photos of Abbotts Lagoon Beach and the Pacific Ocean.


A scenery photo of Abbotts Lagoon.

Scenery photos of wild mustard flowers shot during sunset on Kehoe Beach Trail.

Sunset scenery photos of Kehoe Beach.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.