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I spent a long weekend in the Eastern Sierra, camping at Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park after grabbing a last-minute reservation online. One sentence review of the ginormous campground: there's some very good and spacious sites, some very bad ones and the campground is near a lot of great stuff in my favorite part of the park. Advice: ask the park for a site in the tent-only section of the campground so you don't have to camp near big f*****g RVs the size of suburban mansions.*

Took the above photo atop Potluck Dome on the eastern side of the meadows. It's an easy walk up from Tioga Road. Park at the Potluck Dome trailhead on the south side of the road, walk five minutes on the trail -- it initially skirts the meadow to prevent damage to vegetation -- and then hop off the trail and then onto the dome at the first easy and obvious spot. And then walk up. It's not steep and the views are great, especially late in the day with the sun behind you. (note: there's also a shuttle bus that in summer that serves the Tuolumne Meadows area; it stops at the campground entrance/general store and at the Pothole Dome trailhead). 

I have a lot more photos but it's going to take some time to process. So I thought I would toss this one out first. I shot it with my Nikon Df and Nikon 18-35mm 3.5 lens. I used a nine-stop filter, which allowed me to keep the shutter open for five seconds to help give the sky that creamy cloud look.

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The above photo is ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission. All rights reserved. 

*When I'm the king, RVs will be banned from national parks because of their poor gas mileage/high greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, if you wanted to stay in a house, why not stay home? Camping is something you do in the outdoors. Sleeping in an RV is not camping and other campers shouldn't have to listen to your dumb generator firing up every few minutes so Junior can play Space Invaders instead of enjoying the Great Outdoors. Call me a dick, but that's how I feel :)