Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Photo: above the Tuolumne

Taken while flying West over Yosemite. The area around Yosemite National Park is a major corridor for East-West flights, posing a challenge for Yosemite National Park staff attempting to manage soundscapes in wilderness areas of the Park. Visible are three of the higher elevation reservoirs of the Hetch Hetchy Project, including (left to right) Cherry Reservoir, Lake Eleanor, and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The dark abyss just right of center is the Tuolumne River Gorge. The Early Intake area is just off the bottom left corner. Click on the photo for a larger version. (W. Sears photo)