The Tunnel View


We had a look at this vista early in the morning and decided to return later during the day to allow the sun to paint the west-facing slopes. This is a view of the Yosemite Valley, showing El Capitan and The Bridalveil Falls.

The Tunnel View overlook has been renovated—the first changes to this area since constructed in 1933. The Tunnel View scenic overlook is a historic site, located adjacent to Wawona Road, affording expansive views of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, and Half Dome. The overlook was constructed during an era that heralded a boom in design and development throughout the National Park Service, and helped initiate the National Park Service “rustic design style.” Wawona Tunnel and Tunnel View were determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 because of their exemplary design.


5 responses

  1. Classic shot! Well done!

    May 24, 2011 at 7:37 am

  2. Wow indeed! Beautiful view!

    May 24, 2011 at 7:51 am

  3. Just beautiful! Glad you returned later to take this photo.

    May 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm

  4. Tom Barnett

    Outstanding landscape shot!

    May 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

  5. Beautiful

    May 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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