Yosemite’s Sky Islands

Yosemite’s Sky Islands!!!

The video is a fine example of the high plateaus in the Sierra Nevada. It’s also a great source to identify what wildflowers we are shooting way up in the high country!!

If you haven’t experienced one of the high plateaus, you can find them with a topo map or by using Google Earth to place your viewpoint on top of some of the highest peaks to look down on the plateaus. Look for easy access places such as the Saddlebag Lake area and near the west entrance of Yosemite.

Sky Pilots growing in talous

You won’t find anything growing higher then a sky pilot!

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5 Responses to “Yosemite’s Sky Islands”

  1. Susan Manley Says:

    Interesting and beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Sandy Steinman Says:

    Thanks for posting this. As a flower guy I always appreciate information like this. The high elevation flowers are some of my favorites. Another easy access area is White Mt. Where you can drive up to 11,000 at the Patriarch Grove and see all kinds of alpine and subalpine flowers including lots of tiny “belly flowers”

  3. glenn mills Says:

    Nicely framed, a lovely place. I couldn’t get video to work may be because I am on a Mac.

  4. Sandy Steinman Says:

    It worked OK on my Mac. You might try going directly to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yneADYBWRvs&feature=player_embedded#!

  5. David Leland Hyde Says:

    This video, post and your image help us get a large view sense of the high plateaus of the Sierra and the joy they can bring to photographers. The wide profusion of color among the rocks is one of the features that make the Sierra memorable.

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