Discovery View, Yosemite Valley

June 11, 2013:  If you are driving to Yosemite Valley on Highway 41, you will come upon Discovery View (also called “Tunnel View”) just after you emerge from the Wawona Tunnel (carved through solid granite and completed in 1933, the Wawona tunnel was the longest* highway tunnel in California until the Devil’s Slide tunnel opened in 2013).  Needless to say, it is one of the most popular (& photographed) vistas in the world.


*4,149 feet in length

California Highway 120: Tioga Pass into Lee Vining

With a camera mounted on the roof of my car (shooting 1 image per second), I drive from Tioga Pass (eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park, elevation 9,943′) to near the junction of Highway 395 (about 1/4 mile from the town of Lee Vining, elevation 6,781′).  The distance covered is about 10 miles, which lasts 40 seconds in this video clip.  This clip and others are included in my Stock Footage collection, and can be downloaded for ABSOLUTELY FREE !!