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Hike To Sentinel Dome And Taft Point

Submitted by Keith Sauer –

We’re back from three days in Yosemite with the Oakmont Hiking group. Perfect weather and great scenery. We saw some bears on the trail but too far to photograph. One group saw a bobcat.

After a long five-hour drive, I led the hike to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point with the help of a pain pill for my ankle.
Keith
At The Fissures - photo by Keith Sauer

Half Dome from the Pohono Trail

Half Dome from the Pohono Trail

Looking down and to the left at Taft Point - photo by Keith Sauer

Looking down and to the left at Taft Point – photo by Keith Sauer

Mr. and Mrs. Raven - photo by Keith Sauer

Mr. and Mrs. Raven – photo by Keith Sauer

Mule deer- photo by Keith Sauer

Mule deer- photo by Keith Sauer

Nevada and Vernal Falls, with a little bit of water flowing - photo by Keith Sauer

Nevada and Vernal Falls, with a little bit of water flowing – photo by Keith Sauer

On Sentinel Dome, Half Dome to the right - photo by Keith Sauer

On Sentinel Dome, Half Dome to the right – photo by Keith Sauer

Sooty grouse - photo by Keith Sauer

Sooty grouse – photo by Keith Sauer

Two tiny climbers on the Snake Dike Route on Half Dome, just above the arrow - photo by Keith Sauer

Two tiny climbers on the Snake Dike Route on Half Dome, just above the arrow. They have unroped and are going up the long section to the summit. I did that route on my 60th birthday, when friends offered to schlepp up the ropes and climbing gear. We descended by means of the cables on the other side of the dome.

Intermediate hikers, on the Happy Isles Bridge. Pat, on the right, is wearing my vest, since we forgot to load her suitcase into the car - photo by Keith Sauer

Intermediate hikers, on the Happy Isles Bridge. Pat, on the right, is wearing my vest, since we forgot to load her suitcase into the car – photo by Keith Sauer

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