Your Sierra Summer, the Sequel

Your Sierra Summer, the Sequel

Hiking near Saddlebag Lake, just outside Yosemite National Park. Photo: © Gretchen Roecker
Here ends my forever memorable first High Sierra excursion. I have crossed the Range of Light…and rejoicing in its glory, I gladly, gratefully, hopefully pray I may see it again.
— John Muir, Sept. 22, 1869 (closing of "My First Summer in the Sierra")


Another summer come and gone—but thanks to our wonderful social media fans, you can relive the season whenever you want! For the second year in a row, we asked our Instagram followers to post their #MySierraSummer photos, and we're sharing a few of our favorites, from Yosemite and beyond. Scroll through their shots, and imagine yourself...


...heeding the call of the mountains (and waterfalls) in Yosemite Valley

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...admiring late-summer wildflowers in Tuolumne Meadows


...rafting on the Merced River, with granite walls rising high overhead


...dipping your toes in brisk snow-fed water in the high country


...standing at Olmsted Point after dark, watching the Starr King Fire blaze in the distance

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...or admiring Half Dome from the same viewpoint, under a blue sky

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...or climbing high above the lake to peer down from the top of Mount Hoffmann

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...seeing an August sunset paint the sky from Tunnel View

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...immersing in Ansel Adams' Yosemite on a walking tour (and taking some pictures!)


...finding out why Tenaya Lake is known as the "jewel" of Yosemite's high country

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...taking a mid-hike break to stretch your legs and enjoy the view from North Dome

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...experiencing another part of the Sierra Nevada (via paddle-board!): Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Can't get enough of summer in the Sierra? Check out our post from last September, and join our Flickr group to see even more Yosemite photos!


Above: A hiker enjoys a summer day near Saddlebag Lake, just outside Yosemite's eastern boundary. Photo: © Gretchen Roecker

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