October is one of my favorite times in the Yosemite high country. The mornings are frosty and the meadow plants are all bright green-yellow, russet, and purple-red. The trails are nearly empty, and the whole landscape seems relieved that another summer of frantic tourist activity is over. These views are from a stroll across Pothole Dome one very windy October morning.
Looking north toward the summit.
Looking west toward Fairview Dome (left) and Mt. Hoffman (center).
Looking east, across Tuolumne Meadows toward Mt. Dana (left), Lembert Dome, Mt. Gibbs, and Mammoth Peak.
Looking south toward Unicorn Peak (left) , Cockscomb (center), and Echo Peaks (right).
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