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Dana & Gibbs

One of the most idyllic places we visited in Yosemite National Park was probably here, near the Dana Fork, an 8 km long tributary of the Tuolumne River. Apart from the clear and cool water of the river flowing by fast, the place offered a great view of two of the largest mountains in the national park, Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs.

Mount Dana, the mountain peak on the left, which also featured in my previous post, is the second-highest mountain and marks the eastern border of Yosemite NP. Mount Dana is 3,981 metres high and part of the Sierra Nevada. Mount Gibbs is located 4 km south of Mount Dana and has an elevation of 3,895 metres. Both mountains are named after professors at Yale and Harvard respectively. Dana and Gibbs are both exposed cores of ancient volcanoes in a mountain range which once ran along the Pacific coast.

Another photo from the same spot, but looking in a more southerly direction is found in the WS.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/640 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 693/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-08-10 16:01
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
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