Cook’s Meadow Highlights Two Pine Trees, Yosemite National Park

Cook’s Meadow Highlights Two Pine Trees, Yosemite National Park

Cook’s Meadow Highlights Two Pine Trees, Yosemite National Park.  However, if you decide to walk around Cook’s Meadow the distance is a 1 mile loop.
It is an easy flat walk. You should be able to complete this walk in 30 minutes.  Begin at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, shuttle stop #5 or #9.  Cook’s Meadow is also accessible from shuttle stop #11 (near Sentinel Bridge) or shuttle stop #6 (Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead).  This short, easy walk offers stunning views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Glacier Point, and Sentinel Rock. From the visitor center, walk west along the bicycle path toward Lower Yosemite Fall.  At Sentinel Bridge parking area (shuttle stop #11), walk out onto the bridge to enjoy a classic view of Half Dome before returning to the parking area. Follow the boardwalk back across the meadow, cross the two streets, and turn right to return to the visitor center.

Along your walk you will come upon two young pine trees in Cook’s Meadow. The seeds were probably blown there by the wind or by some birds who just happened to drop seeds. The photo was taken 2 years ago in Oct. during fall foliage.  Fog was still lingering on the ground when I set out with my camera.  Grasses,  cow parsnip and fog add an extra layer of texture thus enchancing the photo.

silver-star Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association / Oregon Professional Photogsilver-starraphers Association, merited photo (PMPA became OPPA in Feb. 2014)

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