Cathedral Peak and Eichorn Pinnacle stand above Lower Cathederal Lake east of Polly Dome last Sunday in Yosemite National Park. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat
Melting snow floats in a shallow alpine lake on the east shoulders of Polly Dome last Sunday. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat
John Paul McCarthy of Chicago, Illinois stands June 10 on Polly Dome above Pywiack Dome across from Cathedral Peak and Lower Cathederal Lake, off Tioga Road/Highway 120 in Yosemite National Park. (Guy McCarthy/Union Democrat)
Tenaya Lake, Clouds Rest and Half Dome are visible last Sunday from a vantage point on Polly Dome in Yosemite National Park. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat
Wildflowers cling to pine needles, dirt and gravel beneath a tree on Polly Dome last Sunday.
Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat
A shadow slanting off Polly Dome obscures part of the northeast beach about 6:20 p.m. last Sunday on Tenaya Lake below Tenaya Peak. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat
OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra : 6 / 7