Your Sierra Summer
Up and away to Lake Tenaya, — another big day, enough for a lifetime. The rocks, the air, everything speaking with audible voice or silent; joyful, wonderful, enchanting; banishing weariness and sense of time.
Last month, we used that line from John Muir's My First Summer in the Sierra (1869) to ask our Instagram followers what their Sierra summer looks like. We received dozens of images showcasing the season in Yosemite, from snapshots of hikes on classic trails to starlit views of the high country. Thank you to everyone who shared a photo!
With autumn officially underway as of today, we're bidding a fond farewell to summer by sharing a few highlights from the #MySierraSummer submissions. Scroll down to check out the photos, and click on the images to view the original posts on Instagram.
Yosemite Falls and the Merced River
Hiking in the Yosemite high country
Lower Cathedral Lake
Morning sun at Upper Pines
Classic Sierra: Twisted tree and granite
Clearing storm, from Tunnel View
Mammoth Peak and Kuna Crest at sunrise
View from the John Muir Trail
Keeping cool in Tuolumne
Half Dome from Glacier Point
Nevada Fall, Vernal Fall and the Merced River
Star showers in the eastern Sierra
Gaylor Lakes: Before (mid-June) and after (early July)
Descending Sentinel Dome
Top photo: NPS