Monthly Archive: June, 2013

The high altitude went to Michael’s head

There is nothing like Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath is a holy place of residence of Shiva (the God of Destruction and Creation, of the end of things and of the beginning of new ones). It is one of three holiest… Continue reading

Mount Hoffman

Ok, so: we drove 90 minutes to the Tenaya Lake area, preceding Tuolumne Meadows, and we walked a mile or two to May Lake. May Lake is beautiful: with its almost perfect round… Continue reading

Bodanath neighborhood

The heart of the Tibetan community in Kathmandu. The stupa is at right.

Vernal Fall

On the way down from Half-Dome, there’s time to take pictures.

Bodanath stupa

Resplendent stupa, recently cleaned.

Lunch break?

Horizontal view

The top of Half-Dome, at 8,836 feet, is high, but is not the highest point in the Park. A plane view of the summits visible from up there show us 10,000 peaks which… Continue reading