Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Yosemite pictures

Old 07-03-04, 09:36 PM
  #1  
n2geo
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
n2geo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We just got back from a quick trip to Yosemite National Park. For the first time, I brought a bike along, and it was awesome! I've got a Burley on indefinite loan from a friend, and took it for my son who is ~20 months old. He loves the trailer, and to my surprise is very good about wearing his helmet (he learned from the one time he put up a fuss: no helmet, no ride, period).

Yosemite valley itself is almost dead flat, and has several miles of paved bike trails. I scoped out some sweet-looking singletrack and other trailage, but didn't have the heart to poach in my favorite National Park.

Here are a few photos...

The family wagon, loaded and ready for the open road.


The meadows were super lush and green, and the bugs (mosquitos) were nearly non-existent.


Here we are returning to camp, after our daily tour of the valley. Avery was great in the Burley, as long as he had snacks, water and my bike pump.


Unofortunately, search and rescue operations become a real part of some peoples' Yosemite experience. Climbers and hikers are the typical rescue subjects, and helicopters are a regular sight in the valley. This one landed, took on a person on a stretcher, and took off again.


Here's a shot of the most-photographed rock in the world (Half Dome). Lots of thunderheads building behind it.


We had a great time, and I heartily encourage anyone heading to Yosemite to bring the bike.
n2geo is offline  
Old 07-03-04, 09:45 PM
  #2  
gonesh9
wonderer, wanderer
 
gonesh9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: portland, or
Posts: 1,712

Bikes: surly crosscheck, yeti 575, salsa moto rapido, kona ute

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks so much for the pics, n2geo! Beautiful area... haven't been there for a long while, and your pictures make me want to go back soon. And this time with a bike!
__________________
Bicycle-eye
gonesh9 is offline  
Old 07-03-04, 10:31 PM
  #3  
Joseph
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Awesome pictures. I have always wanted to go there, and just havent got around to it yet. I am assuming the campsites were spectacular?
Joseph is offline  
Old 07-03-04, 10:49 PM
  #4  
trevor
dirt is good
 
trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: winnipeg,mb-Canada
Posts: 284

Bikes: norco wolverine

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
where is this park?
trevor is offline  
Old 07-04-04, 05:48 PM
  #5  
n2geo
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
n2geo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by trevor
where is this park?
In the northern Sierra Nevada, California. Yosemite National Park is widely considered the 'crown jewel' of the US National Park system.


Regarding the other question about the campsites...alas, not all the campsites can be called 'spectacular.' The park caters to the car camping asthetic, and the sites are generally in mature pine forests with rocks and whatnot. Not a lot of privacy.

Camp 4, where we usually stay, is a walk-in campground, which means you leave your car in the parking lot and walk anywhere from 100 to 1,000 feet to your campsite. The campsites are really rather crowded, although Camp 4 is mostly climbers, a user group which is generally pretty cool and laid back.

The best camping in Yosemite is in the backcountry.
n2geo is offline  
Old 07-04-04, 06:09 PM
  #6  
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Regarding your picture of Half-Dome.

My family and I climbed it in about 1947 (I was bout 8 years old). At that time, we were the only people climbing it that day, using the cables to hang onto as we went up the back side.

We have a picture of my older sister sitting on the ledge with her feet dangling over the front sheer side of half-dome.

I understand you almost need a ticket to climb it today - just lots and lots of people.

Thanks for sharing, brought back memories.

I lived in Yosemite for two summers as a kid.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 07-05-04, 10:14 AM
  #7  
n2geo
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
n2geo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by DnvrFox
Regarding your picture of Half-Dome.

My family and I climbed it in about 1947 (I was bout 8 years old). At that time, we were the only people climbing it that day, using the cables to hang onto as we went up the back side.

We have a picture of my older sister sitting on the ledge with her feet dangling over the front sheer side of half-dome.

I understand you almost need a ticket to climb it today - just lots and lots of people.

Thanks for sharing, brought back memories.

I lived in Yosemite for two summers as a kid.
Yeah, I climbed HD with a bro about a month ago...despite leaving the valley at 0600, there were tons of people on the cables that day (a Thursday). Truly a memorable experience though...that photo of your sister must be a classic! It'd be great if you could find a way to scan it and post it here...

Summertime in the Sierras...tough to beat, but I bet you've got that covered in CO!
n2geo is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
malcala622
Classic & Vintage
44
03-06-19 08:27 AM
russelljohnson
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
10
08-23-15 11:44 PM
TrebelC
Mountain Biking
7
01-27-13 10:58 AM
midschool22
Great Lakes
13
06-30-09 08:10 AM
I<3Mountain Dew
Mountain Biking
27
07-23-06 01:46 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.