Tenaya Lake at sunset from Olmsted Point

Tioga Road Opening Day 2011

The day the Tioga Road opened in 2011 ended with one of those freakish, eye-popping sunsets that seem to turn the whole world rapturous shades of pinkish magenta that no one will believe when they see it in your photos later. If anything, though, this one understates what it really looked like. I was perched on the dome across the road from Olmsted Point, where there was audible oohing and aahing and the clicking of shutters echoed pretty much ceaselessly across the granite. I hope everyone got good shots.