We're just back from five days in the northern reaches of Yosemite National Park, via the Virginia Lakes Trail. A stunning bit of the Sierra, with enough scenery and wildlife to keep us entertained for well more than five days. We'll have a full trip report up in a day or so, but we thought we'd include a few photos here, just to show you some of the joys of it all.
This is a shot of the lakes above the Virginia Lakes trailhead. The first one has no name on the map, the others are part of the Frog Lakes. And in the distance, the State of Nevada.
Upper Virginia Canyon, with the granite in the foreground giving way to the volcanic peaks in the background, Lovey stuff.
The sunset on Gabbro Peak from the shores of Return Lake, in the far upper end of Virginia Canyon.
A great trip all the way around!
Here's a link to the whole photo album: