Tunnel View, Discovery View, Through the Seasons

This is the first view of the valley for many people (those arriving from Fresno via CA-41). Pull over when you get out of the tunnel. Parking is available on both sides of the road so take the lot on the right (from either direction). If a tour bus is there, wait until they leave to get a better photo opportunity. Entering the park via CA-120 or CA-140 takes you directly to the valley floor. You should make the short detour to this location. Due to the sun direction (you are looking east), afternoons can be better for photography than mornings, though clouds can make any time of day interesting.

Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, January
January
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, February
February, Rainbow
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, March
March
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, April
April
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, May
May
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, June
June
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, July
July
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, August
August
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, September
September
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, October
October
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, November
November
Tunnel View, Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley, December
December

To get a feel of the different river flows for these pictures visit the Selected Merced Flows.

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