7,503 feet in elevation. 3,500 feet above the valley floor.
about a year ago i had very little knowledge of yosemite. this spot was one of the major contributing factors that pushed me to learn more about yosemite and other national parks in general. this was my second trip to yosemite this year and it was just as beautiful. the scenery throughout the whole park is unbelievable and should be experienced by everyone. i've developed a greater appreciation for the outdoors; researching hikes, viewpoints, parks, traveling through the pacific northwest, going on weekend trips, etc. i hope to come back later this year to venture into the backcountry.
three bears were seen on my way to this spot. two in the car and one on foot on the hike. all three within a hundred feet.
what's pictured is a viewpoint of the valley where president taft had a lunch of fried chicken on his hike guided by john muir from glacier point to yosemite valley (october 1909).