On our first day in Yosemite, we'll be coming from Lee Vining. I wasn't planning on spending any real time in the Tioga Pass area, with the exception of pulling over to take pics of any beautiful areas. BUT, after reading everyone's advice, I've decided to spend our first morning in the area before heading to the valley.
First question, we'll be coming the last week in June. Will there still be snow on the mountains?
Second question is will there be wildflowers in the meadows?
Next question is the big one...I definitely want to spend at least a little bit of time at Tuolumne Meadow, Tenaya Lake and Olmstead Point. We will probably have time for one short "walk"- 2 miles or less.... Question is if you had to pick one lake to walk (and photos were of utmost importance), which would you pick?
Ideally, I'd love to see a beautiful color lake with evergreens in the background and wildflowers in the foreground and maybe some mountain reflections in the water. Does this exist?