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Yosemite Vacation 2014 – Day 3

A few of us drove into Mariposa to do some more grocery shopping. After we returned in the early afternoon, we ate lunch and packed up some sandwiches. Then around 4 PM, we drove to Glacier Point in Yosemite. Glacier Point is up a long, winding road to a spot that overlooks Yosemite Valley. Here we are at Glacier Point.

Nicole, Joanna, and Victoria at Glacier Point. Click for full size.
Nicole, Joanna, and Victoria at Glacier Point. Click for full size.

Jason Taking a Picture at Glacier Point along with Joanna and Nicole. Click for full size.
Jason Taking a Picture at Glacier Point along with Joanna and Nicole. Click for full size.

Sarah and Josiah at Glacier Point. Click for full size.
Sarah and Josiah at Glacier Point. Click for full size.

Lizzie, Sarah, and Josiah at Glacier Point. Click for full size.
Lizzie, Sarah, and Josiah at Glacier Point. Click for full size.

Jeri and Tim at Glacier Point. Click for full size.
Jeri and Tim at Glacier Point. Click for full size.

Walking  Back from Glacier Point. Click for full size.
Walking Back from Glacier Point. Click for full size.

After Glacier Point, we drove about two miles back down the road to the trailhead for Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. Originally we were thinking of catching sunset at Sentinel Dome, but at the last minutes, Tim decided to hike to Taft Point instead. (Each of the hikes was 1.1 miles one way.)

The description of Taft Point (named after President Taft who visited Yosemite) is “a scenic spot at 7,500 feet elevation…one step to the north and you are at 4,000 feet.”

Joanna and Nicole Near Taft Point. Click for full size.
Joanna and Nicole Near Taft Point. Click for full size.

Sarah at Taft Point
Sarah at Taft Point. Click for full size.

Lizzie at Taft Point
Lizzie at Taft Point. Click for full size.

Lizzie Looking Down from Taft Point
Lizzie Looking Down from Taft Point. Click for full size.

Lizzie, Sarah, and Victoria at Taft Point
Lizzie, Sarah, and Victoria at Taft Point. Click for full size.

As seen in the above photos, the official Taft Point had a metal railing to protect you from falling over the edge. However Nicole and Joanna had a photo-taking session apart from the railing. They carefully crawled to within 10 feet or so of the edge to take some photos. Be sure to click on the photo below and look for Joanna and Nicole in the center.
Joanna and Nicole Heading up to Taft Point
Joanna and Nicole Heading up to Taft Point. Click for full size.

Nicole and Joanna at Taft Point
Nicole and Joanna at Taft Point. Click for full size.

Sunset Approaches Taft Point
Sunset Approaches Taft Point. Click for full size.

Justin Taking Pictures at Taft Point
Justin Taking Pictures at Taft Point. Click for full size.

Family at Taft Point
Family at Taft Point. Click for full size.

Justin along with Jeffrey Setting up for a Sunset Photo
Justin along with Jeffrey Setting up for a Sunset Photo. Click for full size.

Josiah in the Sun with Joanna
Josiah in the Sun with Joanna. Click for full size.

Jason Taking a Photo at Taft Point
Jason Taking a Photo at Taft Point. Click for full size.

Joanna Escorting Josiah at Taft Point
Joanna Escorting Josiah at Taft Point. Click for full size.

Justin Taking Sunset Photos
Justin Taking Sunset Photos. Click for full size.

Tim, Jeri, and Josiah at Taft Point
Tim, Jeri, and Josiah at Taft Point. Click for full size.

Jeffrey and Justin at Sunset
Jeffrey and Justin at Sunset. Click for full size.

The drive was very twisty and windy…a few people were feeling quite sick during our trip home.

Some more pics are here.

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