Cathedral Lakes and Roaming Yosemite's High Country
Roaming Yosemite's high country and a hike to Cathedral Lakes.
Filmed in September of 2017.
Ridge Traverse Cathedral Range
Traversing exposed ridge
Yosemite National Park Video Tour
Yosemite National Park is a national park is in the U.S. state of California.The park covers an area of 747,956 acres and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.About 4 million people visit Yosemite each year. Yosemite isrecognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, glaciers.Almost 95% of the park is wilderness.John Muir led a successful movement to establish a larger national park encompassing not just the valley, but surrounding mountains and forests as well—paving the way for the United States national park system.
Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The park has an elevation range from 2,127 to 13,114 feet (648 to 3,997 m) and contains five major vegetation zones: woodland, lower montane forest, upper montane forest, subalpine zone, and alpine. In California's 7,000 plant species, about 50% occur in the Sierra Nevada and more than 20% within Yosemite. There is suitable habitat for more than 160 rare plants in the park.
Almost all of the landforms in the Yosemite area are cut from the granitic rock of the Sierra Nevada Batholith. The Tunnel View is the first view of the Valley for many visitors and is extensively photographed. El Capitan, a granite cliff that looms over Yosemite Valley, is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world because of its diverse range of climbing routes in addition to its year-round accessibility. Granite domes such as Sentinel Dome and Half Dome rise 3,000 and 4,800 feet above the valley floor.
The high country of Yosemite contains beautiful areas such as Tuolumne Meadows, Dana Meadows and more. The park has three groves of ancient giant sequoia trees; the Mariposa Grove (200 trees), the Tuolumne Grove (25 trees), and the Merced Grove (20 trees). This species grows larger in volume than any other and is one of the tallest and longest-lived.Yosemite is famous for its high concentration of waterfalls in a small area.
Some of the most visited sites in Yesomite are El Capitan, Half Dome, Vernal falls, the tunnel view, Tuolumne Meadows, cathedral peak, Bridalveil fall,Glacier point, Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia.
Cathedral Peak: 3rd Pitch
Third pitch of Southeast Buttress of Cathedral Peak in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite. Built a belay just short of the belay ledge below the chimney due to traffic.
Tuolumne Meadows - Yosemite National Park
In this episode of Cheap Family Travel ( Nick, Regan, Maggie and Kate visited Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park in California. Tuolumne is one of the best kept secrets in Yosemite. This beautiful meadow comprises the eastern edge of the park and is one of the largest high elevation meadows in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. During peak tourist seasons, Tuolumne is way less crowded than Yosemite Valley. Tuolumne offers beautiful scenery, clear rivers, pristine lakes and rugged granite cliffs. You can actually hike trails all by yourself. We visited Olmsted Point with its beautiful view of Half Dome. We picnicked at Tenaya Lake and hiked to the top of Lembert Dome for an amazing view of the entire meadow. You have got to enjoy the peaceful, beautiful serenity of Tuolumne Meadows.
Yosemite - Part 32 - 2014-07-07
Tuolumne Meadows is a gentle, dome-studded sub-alpine meadowy section of the Tuolumne River, in the eastern section of Yosemite National Park, in the United States.
Tuolumne Meadows has a good view of the Cathedral Range and Unicorn Peak (to the south), Lembert Dome and Mount Dana (to the north). Camping is available at the Tuolumne Meadows campground (reservations recommended). Excellent hiking and rock climbing are accessible from Tuolumne Meadows, which tends to be less crowded than Yosemite Valley. The John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, long-distance backpacking trails, route through Tuolumne Meadows. Downstream (flowing to the right (western) side of the image), the Tuolumne River cascades over Waterwheel Falls, near Glen Aulin, eventually pooling at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
Yosemite, HILLTOP (California)
A walk thru a forested and rocky area on one of the hilltops in Yosemite, California.
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The Swinging Bridge in Yosemite, CA
Walked on the Swinging Bridge in Yosemite, but it's not really swinding.
Simmon's Peak Yosemite
360 degree view on the summit of a seldom visited, rugged and remote peak in the High Sierras.
Cathedral Lakes Park
A week at Cathedral lakes Provincial Park in Keremeos, BC.
MUST do hikes include the classic Rim trail to see Devil's Woodpile, Stone City, Smokey the Bear, and the Giant Cleft, the Boxcar/Lakeview Mtn circuit, and an overnight on the summit of Quiniscoe Mtn to shoot the sunset and sunrise.
Daily we saw 20 or more mountain goats, ptarmigan, mule deer, ground squirrels and chipmunks, marmots, pikas, and more.
July 24-30, 2016
Cathedral Peak to Eichorn's Pinnacle Traverse
Climbing in Tuolumne, Yosemite National Park, California.
The John Muir Trail (According To Chris) Full Length Film 4K
The John Muir Trail (According To Chris) Full Length Film HD 4K
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Aug 24 to Sept 12, 2016. Solo hike from Yosemite Valley to Whitney Portal.
Aug 22 (setup day): Dow Villa Motel in Lone Pine, CA
Aug 23 (setup day 2): Yosemite Valley Lodge
Start of Hike:
Aug 24: Happy Isles to Moraine Dome
Aug 25: Lower Cathedral Lake
Aug 26: Lyell Canyon
Aug 27: Island Pass
Aug 28: Reds Meadow (Resupply)
Aug 29: Purple Lake
Aug 30: Ridge Near Mile 85.
Aug 31: VVR (Resupply)
Sept 1: VVR (Rest Day)
Sept 2: North of Marie Lake
Sept 3: Resupply at MTR, then camp near base of Evolution valley.
Sept 4: Evolution Valley South of Bishop Cutoff
Sept 5: Wanda Lake
Sept 6: Between Mather and Pinchot Pass
Sept 7: Woods Creek Crossing
Sept 8: Rae Lakes
Sept 9: Kearsarge Lakes (Resupply)
Sept 10: Tyndall Creek
Sept 11: Hitchcock Lakes Area
Sept 12: Hitchcock Lakes over Whitney then finish!
SoundTrack Written/Recorded By Chris:
Cameras: Recorded on SonyRX100 IV, and GoPro Hero4 Black Edition
RX100: Main camera for stills, star shots, and dialog
GoProHero 4: Timelapse, stills, most of the moving shots done on this.
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Favorite Trail Gear: ZPacks Hexamid, Zpacks Arc Haul, MEC T3 Hoody, GlobalStar 1700 Sat Phone, Dirty Girl Gaiters, Blackwoodspress.com JMT Atlas.
Resupply Points: Reds Meadow, Vermillion Valley Resort (VVR), Muir Trail Ranch (MTR), and Kearsarge Pass thanks to some awesome friends.
Shuttle Service Used: (Highly recommended)
Blackwoodspress.com The best JMT guide book and wall maps in the universe. (Highly Recommended) Animated map sequences are actually pictures of BlackwoodsPress maps used with permission.
Mics: SM7, AKG414 Preamps: Great River, API512 Compressors: Distressor, WA 1176 Clone, Stam Audio LA2A Clone, Stam Audio API2500 Clone for the mix bus. All tracked in Logic Pro in my spare bedroom.
Video editing stuff:
-Final Cut Pro X. All editing and most animations, effects, and compositing done in FCPX.
-Some animations and effects like the headlamps, lightning, etc done in Motion 5.
-Also used 3rd party plugins from MotionVFX, CoreMelt, NeatVideo, Ripple Media, Fx Factory, pixelfilmstudios, toonfx, izotope, pond5, and fcpeffects for stuff like the tracking callout signage, image stabilization, denoising, and some of the cartoon elements.
The Glaciers of Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is famous for its spectacular glacially carved landscape. The scenery that resulted from the interaction of the glaciers and the underlying rocks was the basis for its preservation as a national park. Although glaciers have come and gone many times in the past, there are still two active glaciers near Yosemite's highest peaks.
Iconic landmarks such as Yosemite Valley, Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite Falls, Vernal and Nevada Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, the Clark Range, and the Cathedral Range are known throughout the world. Landforms that are the result of glaciation include U-shaped canyons, jagged peaks, rounded domes, waterfalls, and moraines. Glacially-polished granite is further evidence of glaciation, and is common in Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain in the Sierra Nevada of California. From high peaks and deep canyons to ancient forests and quiet meadows, the diversity of the world is on display here. At Yosemite you can see the tranquillity of the High Sierra, the power of glaciers, giant sequoia groves, thundering waterfalls, clear streams and much more. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is also home to hundreds of wildlife and plant species. Two Wild & Scenic Rivers, the Tuolumne and Merced rivers, begin in the park and flow west to the Central Valley. Visitors experience the park's 800 miles of hiking trails and 282 miles of road.
Visitors fall in love with the park's many waterfalls, specifically 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls that ranks as the tallest in North America, flowing down into the scenic Valley meadows. Hikers take notice of the enormous granite mountains from the 8,842-foot Half Dome to the 13,114-foot Mt. Lyell-Yosemite's tallest peak. Glaciers, which John Muir sought out in California as well as Alaska, add into the mix with the Maclure and Lyell still intact.
Overall, the park's widespread coniferous forests--with a relatively mild climate and a mixture of plant species--provide a lush habitat for animals to live. Wildlife species typically found include mule deer, black bear, bobcat, gray fox, mountain kingsnake, Gilbert's skink, white-headed woodpecker, brown creeper, spotted owl, and a wide variety of bat species.
Plants: Move up or down in elevation and feel as though you are in another park. Vegetation changes from oak woodlands to chaparral scrublands to lower montane to upper montane to subalpine to alpine. Those who step into the alpine zone can see krummholz whitebark pines and perhaps a western juniper or mountain hemlock. Scientists study many individual plants, including the black oak, to understand its future challenges.
TRAVEL & TOURISM
Yosemite is open all year, though some areas of the park are inaccessible by car from approximately November through May due to snow.
Distances and Driving Times From: San Francisco/Bay area (195 mi, 4-5 hours); Sacramento (176 mi, 4 hours); Reno & Lake Tahoe (June through October, conditions permitting, 218 mi, 5 hours/All year, 315 mi, 8 hours); Los Angeles area (313 mi, 6 hours); San Diego area (441 mi, 8 hours); Las Vegas (June through October, conditions permitting, 642 km, 8 hours / November through May, 797 km, 8-10 hours)
Drivers can enter Yosemite National Park by several routes:
From the West and Most Scenic: CA Hwy 140
This route is by far the most scenic drive into Yosemite National Park and the best way to go if you're visiting for the first time. It's open most of the time and passes through the towns of Mariposa and Fish Camp. It's also a popular route for people driving to Yosemite from the San Jose area.
From the West: CA Hwy 120
Open most any time, this route goes through Oakdale and Groveland and is often used by visitors from the San Francisco Bay area and northern California. It passes through fruit and almond orchards, small agricultural towns, fruit stands and ranches in the rolling foothills before ascending sharply up the Priest Grade to Big Oak Flat and the old gold mining town of Groveland.
From the South: CA Hwy 41
From US Hwy 99 at Fresno, Hwy 41 runs north and west toward Yosemite's South Entrance, which takes you through the towns of Oakhurst and Fish Camp and into the park near the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias and Wawona.
From the East: CA Hwy 120 and Tioga Pass
To find out more about traveling this route, average opening and closing dates, check the guide to the Tioga Pass.
From the East: Other Mountain Passes
Other mountain passes that can get you across the Sierras near Yosemite include the Sonora Pass (CA Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (CA Hwy 89) and Ebbetts Pass (CA Hwy 4). Snow may also close these routes in winter, but they are sometimes open when Tioga Pass is still snow-clogged.
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Yosemite Park Vacation Travel Video Guide
Travel video about nature park Yosemite Park in the USA.
Majestic, thousand metre high rock walls flank a magnificent valley, the heart of the world famous Yosemite National Park located in California’s Sierra Nevada.The first thing that strikes most visitors to the park is its spectacular waterfalls which. are the highest on the entire North American Continent and plunge down more than seven hundred metres. At Yosemite Falls the water from Yosemite Creek falls from the elevated regions of the Sierra Nevada down into the valley below. For several centuries, long before any white settlers reached the valleys of today’s park, the area that surrounded the Merced River was the sole domain of the Native American Indian. For almost four thousand years this was the hunting ground of the Awanitshi Indians. In bygone times the Indians called today’s Bridal Veil Fall, ‘Pohono’, The Spirit of the Wind. The name is most apt because the water is continuously forced away from the rock walls and the height of the waterfall is equivalent to around sixty-two storeys. In the northern more inaccessible sections of the park the cold and clear water of the streams flows into the Tuolmne River. The source of the water that travels into the Merced River is a combination of several creeks that are located in the three thousand metre high alpine regions of both the Cathedral and Clarke Mountain Ranges. The park’s prehistoric Mammoth Trees are truly gigantic and their trunks can reach a diameter of nearly ten metres and a height of up to seventy. The mighty trees are real natural wonders and are even protected from fire by their fifty centimetre thick bark. Strong tan acids prevent insects from attacking the wood and it’s not uncommon to come across trees that are a thousand years old. Yosemite is a truly splendid example of enchanting natural scenery with all the magnificence and artistry of water, gentle, powerful and at its most captivating.
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Yosemite NP, CA. Snow Creek cabin hike. Dec 2017 Day 1
Yosemite's Hidden Adventures
Yosemite's Hidden Adventures
Me and a few friends went to Yosemite in Late August to celebrate my 31st birthday. Venture along as we explore the hidden and less explored areas and some of the most popular. If you are asking what a vlogumentary is...well its a mix between a documentary and a vlog. I was inspired to start down the travel/film route by Karl Watson who saved up for 3 years and traveled for 9 months around the world. I knew I needed to hit the road and start exploring this amazing place we call earth after seeing his films. So a very special thanks to Karl. Check out his youtube channel and social media:
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Yosemite National Park (/joʊˈsɛmɪti/ yoh-SEM-i-tee) lies in the western Sierra Nevada of Northern California in the United States. The park, which is managed by the U.S. National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres (1,168.681 sq mi; 302,687 ha; 3,026.87 km2) Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, glaciers, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.
On average, about 4 million people visit Yosemite each year, and most spend the majority of their time in the 5.9 square miles (15 km2) of Yosemite Valley. The park set a visitation record in 2016, surpassing 5 million visitors for the first time in its history.
Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea. First, Galen Clark and others lobbied to protect Yosemite Valley from development, ultimately leading to President Abraham Lincoln's signing the Yosemite Grant in 1864. Later, John Muir led a successful movement to establish a larger national park encompassing not just the valley, but surrounding mountains and forests as well—paving the way for the U.S. National Park system.
Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The park has an elevation range from 2,127 to 13,114 feet (648 to 3,997 m) and contains five major vegetation zones: chaparral/oak woodland, lower montane forest, upper montane forest, subalpine zone, and alpine. Of California's 7,000 plant species, about 50% occur in the Sierra Nevada and more than 20% within Yosemite. There is suitable habitat for more than 160 rare plants in the park, with rare local geologic formations and unique soils characterizing the restricted ranges many of these plants occupy.
Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park. The waterfall is 188 metres (617 ft) in height and flows year round.
Glacier Point is a viewpoint above Yosemite Valley, in California, United States. It is located on the south wall of Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet (2,199 m), 3,200 feet (980 m) above Half Dome Village. The point offers a superb view of several of Yosemite National Park's well-known landmarks including Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Clouds Rest.
Tenaya Lake is an alpine lake in Yosemite National Park, located between Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. The surface of Tenaya Lake has an elevation of 8,150 feet (2,484 m). The lake basin was formed by glacial action, which left a backdrop of light granite rocks, whose beauty was known to the Native Americans. Today, Tenaya Lake is easily accessible by State Route 120 and is a popular lake for water activities.
All park information copied from Wikipedia.
Cathedral Lakes Lodge | Hiking and Fishing Resort
Cathedral Lakes Lodge is Canada's highest full service hiking and fishing wilderness lodge.
We are located in the alpine splendor of Cathedral Provincial Park, BC.
We invite you to explore more than 60 km of hiking trails. Along the popular Cathedral Rim Trail, breathe in fresh mountain air as you enjoy a 360-degree view of the Coastal Range, North Cascades and Thompson Plateau.
Take a moment to photograph native flowers, wildlife and unique geological formations, or cast your fishing rod in one of five peaceful mountain lakes.
After, indulge in a delicious home-cooked meal and relax in our hot tub. A one-of-a-kind wilderness adventure awaits you!
For reservations please call: 1-888-255-4453 or 1-250-226-7560.
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On top of Clouds Rest (9926'), Yosemite National Park
360° Panorama from top of Clouds Rest. Great views of Half Dome, the Clark Range in the south, nearly all of Cathedral Range, and even out to Matterhorn Peak and the Sawtooth Range.
Jenny Lakes Backpacking | Sequoia National Forest, CA
An overnight backpacking trip into the Jenny Lakes Wilderness, located within the Sequoia National Forest, California. July - 2017.
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Sequoia National Park - Congress Loop (2019)
Sequoia National Park is located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, near the town of Three Rivers, California. Sequoia National Park is a bucket list item for people all over the globe due to its remarkable natural landscape and abundant hiking opportunities. Sequoia National Park houses and protects national treasures such as, Mt. Whitney the highest point in the contiguous United States reaching the height of 14,505 ft above sea level. As well as, 240 known caves, The Great Western Divide made of massive granite peaks, wildlife viewing opportunities, waterfalls, and of course the park is most famous for its world renowned Giant Sequoia Trees and the groves they reside in. This park protects the largest tree on Earth by volume General Sherman. This D’n’a Venture begins with a couple shots from Kings Canyon National Park, one shot being of The General Grant Tree (2nd largest tree in the world) Both parks are administered by the National Park Service and are contiguous. It is easy to travel between both parks in the same day. Kings Canyon has many wonder hiking spots and D’n’A Ventures is already planning its return. This hike centers around The General Sherman Tree and the congress loop area in Sequoia. However, D’n’A ventures further and deeper into the forest encompassing a myriad of trails ( Alta, Crescent Meadow, Washington Tree, Senate Group) a sum total of about 7 miles and ending at the Giant Forest Museum. Although this hike was long, there was little elevation gain making It a moderate it hike. Because we were hiking in the forest, the hike was well shaded and we found some spaces of true solitude. After the hike we took the free shuttle system back to our respective parking lot. D’n’a Ventures highly recommends you embark on an adventure in Sequoia National Park. The Giant Sequoia Groves are magical, mind blowing and unlike any forest you have ever encountered.
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