Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Traffic Jam!

I call Tioga Pass the "back door" to Yosemite.  It is the only entrance from the east.  Since it is only about 30 miles from our cabin, we thought we would pack a picnic and go looking for some scenic images.
Three quarters of a mile from the entrance, this is what we found.  While most of California's population lies to the west, most of the country is east of the park and many coming from other parts of the country choose this entrance.  We've seen lines before, 10 or 12 cars, but never anything like this!
All was not lost, though.  The traffic was stopped at Tioga Lake, a fine place for a picnic and a few photos.

Find more views of this amazing world of ours at That's My World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.  We all mourn the loss of our fourth host, Klaus, a wonderful photographer, who passed away last week.  He is missed.


Spiderdama said...

I can understand that so many people want to see this beautiful place. Great pictures!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, it is such a gorgeous place! One of my favorite, although I haven't been there in years! Lovely memories through your photos -- well, not the traffic jam, but what a terrific view and such BLUE skies! Hope your week is off to a great start, Martha! Enjoy!


Nita Davis said...

Now that is one traffic jam I wouldn't mind being caught in. Such a beautiful area, your photos are great.

Gaelyn said...

The line at Grand Canyon's North Rim entrance gate gets almost a mile long sometimes, and the South Rim can take hours and many miles to get through.

Emzkie said...

beautiful view! its nice to stop and slow down a little and not to miss this beautiful scene. =)
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Isn't it amazing that you can be hidden out in your private cabin in the woods and all this is going on just "down the road."

Raine said...

The water is such an inviting blue.☺

Hendrik Morkel said...

You're very lucky to live so close to Yosemite - I'm envious!

Nice photos as well =)