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Sierra Spectacular: Autumn in Yosemite During October 21-26, 2001, we attended a 5-day Elderhostel course held at the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)–located just a short drive from our objective, Yosemite Valley. The instructor/guide for our course was Shirley Spencer, a young woman who balanced her passion for Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada with a well-rounded knowledge of the region; that passion and knowledge touched every Elderhosteler who was fortunate enough to spend five days in the classroom, on the trail and around the campfire with Shirley. The following selection of photos hardly does justice to the beauty of Yosemite or the grandeur of the nearby Mariposa Grove of Sequoias, but I hope you'll enjoy them nevertheless. The images were made with a Nikon Coolpix 950 digicam, edited in Photoshop, then resized/compressed for web display. Click on any of the small "thumbnails" to see a larger image, and you can navigate back-and-forth from there, too. Best results will be obtained using the Internet Explorer browser–and with your monitor set at a resolution of 800x600 pixels (or higher). All images ©2001 by P. I. Rose

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