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One last jaunt up into the mountains.

2011 November 1
by YosemiteSteve

 

Checking out oxidized glacial polish at Cathedral Lake. photo by Shawn Reeder

Cathedral Lakes, near Tuolumne Meadows In Yosemite National Park is a favorite high country destination for many park visitors. Yesterday, my friend Shawn Reeder and I took one last run up there to pick up some shots for an upcoming episode of Yosemite Nature Notes. I brought my camera, tripod and a 5-foot Kessler Crane CineSlider to get some sweet shots of Cathedral Peak and the area around the lakes. Here’s a video blog about our trip.

Shawn and I busted this out in half a day, leaving the car at about 12:30 and getting back before 7:00 with just enough light that we never even pulled out our headlamps. My pack weighed around 45 pounds, and my hips were a little sore after the six mile round trip, but I’m glad we made it up there before this next storm rolled in!

 

8 Responses
  1. NatlParkNitter permalink
    November 2, 2011

    Loved it! Did Shawn shoot this whole thing on a Canon 5D? About halfway through I realized your beard was gone! Really nice feature; different than anything else you’ve done yet. Keep ‘em coming. –from a fan.

  2. YosemiteSteve permalink*
    November 2, 2011

    Thanks! You’re the best, Nat’lParkNitter! Yep, he shot it all on the 5D. As far as the beard goes, I did have a 6 day shadow at that point, so it wasn’t quite as obvious.

  3. Daren permalink
    November 3, 2011

    Very cool video. Every video you create makes me wish I was back living in the valley. Guess I’ll have to live vicariously through your videos until I can get some vacation time.

  4. November 3, 2011

    Great stuff as usual Steve!

  5. YosemiteSteve permalink*
    November 3, 2011

    Thanks Michael! Your work, both photographs and your blog, is a big inspiration! Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow morning brings to Yosemite!

  6. YosemiteSteve permalink*
    November 3, 2011

    Thanks Daren! I’m stoked that my work “transports” you…that’s always my goal!

  7. November 4, 2011

    I’m really enjoying your blog. The videos and photos are gorgeous (of course), but I appreciate the behind-the-scenes snapshots about how you make it all happen.

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