There are two main locations where you can photograph these peaks. The first location is along the Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River as it parallels the Tioga Pass Road; look for marker T36 (see A on the map). The second location is in a reflecting pond about 1 mile east of T36 (see B on the map).
The best locations from which to photograph Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs: (A) Dana Fork at marker T36, (B) reflecting pond.
From this marker, you can see both peaks and use the Dana Fork as a foreground element in your image (see figure 16.1). The Dana Fork offers a strong leading line that draws your eye back to the grand peaks. This location gives you a strong overall image that captures many of the qualities of the High Country showing meandering rivers and looming peaks.
Just about 1 mile east of marker T36, a small reflecting pond is on the south side of the road (see B on the map). From here you get a great view of Mount Gibbs and if you walk around the pond, you can see Mount Dana ...