Fairyland Canyon, located one mile north of the National Park entrance station, offers an opportunity to see hoodoos at an "eye-to-eye" level. These hoodoos have inspired imaginations for years, and visitors today are bound to be as enchanted as were the Paiute Indians, who saw the hoodoos as ancient peoples turned to stone.
Half Dome in the foreground and El Capitan in the background as seen from aboard a tiny Cessna 206 with the doors off in chilly sub-freezing temperatures. Nearby prescribed Forest Service burns outside the park boundary resulted in smoke haze settling into Yosemite Valley that lent an unexpected soft diffuseness over the landscape catching the last rays of the setting sun. www.optimalfocusphotography.com
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