By Malvika Kashyap
August 3, 2022
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Tenaya Lake is situated in Yosemite National Park's high country, or alpine, zone, halfway between Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows.
The elevation of Tenaya Lake's surface is 8,150 feet. It is frequently called the "Jewel of the High Country" and is a well-liked location for swimming, kayaking, boating, and even tanning.
Promise them a day on the sand at the eastern end of Tenaya Lake if your significant other won't consider any trip that doesn't involve sitting on a beach and baking their brains out.
The Tioga Road is typically open from June through October, which is the best time to visit. -----------------
Tenaya Lake is undoubtedly the most beautiful spot in Yosemite, but since it's far from the valley, it's less busy than other water attractions like Bridalveil Falls or Yosemite.
The most stunning lake in Yosemite may be Tenaya Lake. Granite peaks and domes encircle it on three sides, giving it a mile-long (1.6 km) length.
Almost no elevation gain (lakes are notoriously level). However, throughout the spring and early summer, fording the lake's discharge along the western shore may be difficult.
Even while the entire journey is worthwhile, there are a few drawbacks, such as wading over the inlet and exit and walking beside Tioga Road as you cross the lake's north bank.
Tenaya Lake's nicest views can be had with little effort if you park close to the lake's western edge and then stroll south along the coast until you reach the lake's outlet, or anywhere close to it.
Without all that annoying activity, you may still enjoy the breath-taking views of the mountains across the lake that are shown in both the cover shot above and this one.
A few tree stumps protrude from Tenaya Lake, a mildly intriguing sight that is frequently disregarded in favour of the surrounding magnificence.
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