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Yosemite National Park occupies 1,190 sq miles of some of the most beautiful landscape in the world, but the the one mile wide by seven mile long valley floor makes up the most popular part of the park. This small section of real estate is where the vast majority of people spend most of their time. During the busy summer months the valley looks more like a crowded metropolitan city park than a dedicated wilderness area.

But why the crowds congregate to this small little plot of land is by no means an accident. They are there because Yosemite Valley provides some of the best scenery to be found anywhere in the world. John Muir called it the "Crown Jewel of the Sierra Nevada"  

THE FOLLOWING IS THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR YOSEMITE VALLEY AT THE 3,998 FT LEVEL

August 27 Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
 
August 27 Wednesday Night Clear, with a low around 56. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east in the evening.
 
August 28 Thursday Sunny, with a high near 95. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning.
 
August 28 Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.
 
August 29 Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
 
August 29 Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
 
August 30 Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
 
August 30 Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 53. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
 
August 31 Sunday Sunny, with a high near 86. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
August 31 Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
 
September 1 Labor Day Sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
September 1 Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 52. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.
 
September 2 Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 91. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning.
Ellery Lake Tuolumne Meadows


To the left is frozen Ellery Lake (9,489 feet) The Lake is located along the Tioga Road just below the Tioga Pass (9,943 feet) This photo was taken on June 6th, 2010 (opening day for the Tioga Pass Road that year).

When the Tioga Pass Road opens varies from year to year (depending on weather and snow conditions). Tioga Pass is the Eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park. It is the highest highway pass in California and in the Sierra Nevada.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR TUOLUMNE MEADOWS AT 8,650 FEET
Check out the big temperature drop when comparing the higher elevation of Tuolumne Meadows to the Valley Floor's forecast as noted above.

August 27 Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
August 27 Wednesday Night Clear, with a low around 40. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the evening.
 
August 28 Thursday Sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
August 28 Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 43. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
 
August 29 Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
 
August 29 Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
August 30 Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
August 30 Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 38. West southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
August 31 Sunday Sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
 
August 31 Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
 
September 1 Labor Day Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
 
September 1 Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
 
September 2 Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 65. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
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Shasta Lake Helen

Half Dome Cable Ladder to the Left

Psalm 103:11-13
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;  for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.