We found some open area's for our campsite, but snow was more plentiful as you continued on the trail.
Pine tree bud.
Everytime we backpack to this location we have to take a shot of our victory trees.
One of my favorite shots is this lone pine tree growing out of granite rock! It never seems to get any bigger, year over year, but it does survive.
Partial view of Half Dome.
View of Half Dome taken from Mirror lake.
Looks like water running through the snow but it's actually ice. Watch your step...
One of the many streams along the trail.
Looking toward Clouds Rest.
Base camp at Snow Creek, Yosemite.
View of Snow Creek. Getting water was a little precarious since you had to go out on the ice to get to the water.
Looking toward North Dome.
Gnarly tree branches.
Dispite the cold and snow, there were some signs of life on this granite slab.
Late morning view of Half Dome with the lone pine at lower right.
Half Dome in the background with one of Yosemite/s iconic weathered tree roots standing proudly in the forefront.
Directly below Half Dome and just below Mirror Lake in Yosemite.
Half Dome in the background with Grandpa carving a spoon from a branch.
Basket Dome, just right of center.
Coming back from summiting Mount Watkins.
View of Mount Watkins and a weather beaten tree trunk. Notice the pine tree on left growing out of a crack in the granite.
View of Quarter Dome.
One of the beautiful rock formations, just below Basket Dome in Yosemite.
The Motion Photography Team with Half Dome in the background.
Our morning view, Half Dome.
View of Quarter Dome in Yosemite.
Our tent and some gear just behind this bare branch.
Base camp with some of our gear.
Half Dome framed by the branches of a young pine tree.
Looking for the best shot, armed with camera.
Gnarly old tree trunk showing it's beautiful lines.
Looking over Yosemite Valley at Glacier Point, with Half Dome on the left and just out of view on the right is Basket Dome.
Merced River running through Yosemite.
Paul coming back to camp after a morning walk, with Half Dome in the background.
Sunrise at Snow Creek.
View of Mount Watkins in Yosemite.
Some of the vegitation that strives to survive in the winter.
Half Dome in the background.
Morning view of Half Dome.
Christian out on the photo shot at the top of Snow Creek.
Beautiful view just below Mirror Lake on a stream heading to the Merced River in Yosemite Valley.
Always stopping to get the 'perfect' shot.
Along the trail we see shots like this one. Quite and peaceful.
Bridge over Snow Creek.