(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Mirror Lake, Yosemite

Mirror Lake view

Rocks at Yosemite

Up at Half Dome

Beneath Half Dome

Mirror Lake II


Despite being far from outdoorsy, we managed to hike a mile up to lovely Mirror Lake in Yosemite — a gorgeous spot reflecting Mt. Watkins, Tenaya Canyon and more. As the lake becomes more of a meadow (or dries up completely) in summer, we were lucky to find it still flowing in late May.

And speaking Yosemite (are we ever not speaking of it?), Monday actually marked 150 years since the Yosemite Grant was signed by President Lincoln — an action setting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove aside for the State of California to preserve and protect, a first from the U.S. federal government. The grant established the groundwork for the creation of Yellowstone as the first national park in 1872. Yosemite officially joined the ranks in 1890.

Just a bit o’ history for you. Happy Wednesday, friends!


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16 thoughts on “(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Mirror Lake, Yosemite

  1. Yosemite is one of those places where you really need a proper camera. Just stunning, breath-taking views around every corner. Gorgeous!

  2. Those are some gorgeous pictures! It’s fascinating to know that it has only been 150 years since the first of the national parks came into existence (as a park).

  3. This lake looks gorgeous! Mirroring water surfaces make such great photography subjects, and with such a gorgeous landscape around, it’s perfect!

  4. Wonderful pictures of one of my favorite places on earth–I was there in mid-May and only had one full day in the park, but it was glorious.

    Lincoln has left his mark in so many ways on the US, and Yosemite is definitely a national treasure.

    Thanks for sharing your photos.

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