Tina and I happened to arrive in Yosemite just as the Big Meadow wildfire took off. This was not what we expected to see in the park. I shot this from Wawona Road, about 2 miles outside of the Tunnel View area on August 27th.
Mono Lake is a high desert lake that sits outside the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park. It's fresh water springs pumping up through its alkaline waters produced tall limestone spires, called tufas, which look like sand castles.
KEXP's Summer BBQ is fast becoming the anti-Bumbershoot. It's inexpensive. The music is good. You can actually see and hear the bands. There are no hippies trying to sell you stuff made out of yak hair. And the only time you have to stand in cattle lines is when you need to use the bathroom. The beer is better, too.