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Old 09-09-2006, 11:16 PM   #41
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Another view by Neil




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Old 09-09-2006, 11:40 PM   #42
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Then off to explore Kings Canyon National Park. I had thought to cut out this part of the ride at the last minute due to time constraints, but Ron would later say it was one of the best parts of the entire trip, so I'm glad we rode down into canyon. It's said that if you measure from the river bottom to the surrounding mountain tops- it's even deeper than the Grand Canyon which is known to be a mile deep!

Highway 180 into Kings Canyon... Again, Note that if you are familiar with the road, you can actually pick out specific corners from space with the Keyhole.com program. This is looking southwest at Kings Canyon. If you look closely, at top center you can see Hume Lake.



Ride at the top of the hill




Descending...






Somebody pinch me. This is Hwy 180 and it winds its way for some distance down to the bottom of the canyon.

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Old 09-09-2006, 11:52 PM   #43
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Scroll-->> The view of Kings Canyon National Park

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Old 09-09-2006, 11:52 PM   #44
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Looking down on Highway 180 into the canyon.





Finally reaching the bottom near Boyden Cave.





Ron- again, notice the pattern here. Maybe the goal of every photographer is to be the best at capturing the moment, and somehow conveying what it was like to satnd in this spot to the person looking into the photograph. When I see this, I can almost sense what Ron is thinking. I would catch him constantly staring off into the distance, seemingly in awe. This panoramic is one of my favorites of the nearly 400 some pics I shot.

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Neil railing through the corners... my magazine cover shot.






Inside the canyon...




And with that it was time to head on out of the canyon and beat daylight to Oakhurst. The Gateway to Yosemite National Park.

Descending down Hwy 180 out of the park.

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Old 09-10-2006, 02:12 AM   #47
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Our 4th day together, the plan was quite simple. experience a mere slice of the 800,000 acre Yosemite National Park. First order of business, head on up to Glacier Point where we spent most of our time, and I shot quite a few pics, generally trying to improve upon pervious pics and style of photography.




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Ron- there's that look again.




And I give you..... drum roll please, Half Dome and the Incomparable Valley

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The Boys



The standard off-the-shelf-shot. You can't take a bad pic up here. Half Dome is 4800 feet above the valley floor and it's a 17 mile hike to get there. Doesn't sound like much, however, it'll take 10-12 hours to hike the distance. Cables up the steep side to the top are installed in May, and taken down in October. Can't see them from here as they're on the flip side of the dome. Here's a shot of the cables shamelessly stolen from here.

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Panoramic shot of the amphitheater. Not a bad view!




Panoramic time...Scroll--->>

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