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Photographing Yosemite: Digital Field Guide by Lewis Kemper

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24.2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?

Everywhere in Tuolumne Meadows offers good photographic possibilities (see A on the map). One of my favorite activities is to follow the river and look for reflections and patterns in the water. This is good activity to do all season long. In June, when the wildflowers are in bloom, I favor the west end of the meadows where the collection of wildflowers can be quite dense. One of my favorite areas is near the footbridge that crosses the river close to Soda Springs.

There are many parking areas to start your explorations, including the parking areas by Lembert Dome, the stables, the visitor center, or the store. There are also numerous turnouts that you can use to start your walk.

The best locations from which to photograph Tuolumne Meadows and River: (A) the east end of the Tioga Pass Road, Highway 120. Other photo ops: (3) Cathedral Peak, (5) Dog Lake, (12) Lembert Dome.

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