This is a gorgeous and somewhat quiet section of Yosemite and even more so due to the inclement weather on this particular Saturday, July 30, 2011.
Water is everywhere due to the melting snow and the spring flowers are blooming. Small rivulets travel through meadows on their way to meet up with the larger rivers which may actually be oversized creeks – the area up here known as the Tuolomne watershed and sends water to hetch hetchy then sending it along to SF.
Due to the thunderstorms and rain along with the flooding out of parts of the trail, never made the walk around Elizabeth lake – could only view it from the distance shown here.
There are many trails up here in the High Sierras of Yosemite and cooler temperatures than in the valley. This particular hike is just north of the Tuolomne Meadows visitor center.