The Beauty of Yosemite

Ever since I saw the black and white images of Yosemite from the talented Ansel Adams, I knew I had to visit this park. Not only to take a shot from the same place as he did, but to also soak up the amazing beauty of Yosemite. And it really was amazing – a coffee table book of beautiful images, so familiar yet so new.

Half Dome from the River

I was so determined to visit during this trek up California, that we even bought chains for our car – just in case the weather turned. We got lucky and the day we went had a beautiful weather day – nice and crisp and sunny!

Yosemite Falls

It’s hard to say what I liked seeing most. Both Yosemite and Bridal Falls

Bridal Falls

were still impressive in the winter. Half Dome was amazing to see close up and of course the towering El Capitan.

El Capitan

Samantha’s vote is our side trip up to Badger Pass

Snow! Sammie's Favorite!

so she could run & play in the snow like a puppy. Keith’s favorite view was from the spot where John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt sat and discussed the natural national treasures we have. A small unassuming sign marks the spot on the way into the park.

View from the historic campsite

I have to say the thing I ended up being most excited about was the Mariposa Sequoia Grove.

Beautiful Sequoias

The road is usually closed this time of year but because of the low snow levels, it was accessible & we ended up seeing Sequoia’s after all!

Grizzly Giant

(Sequoia National Park still remains on our must return to list).

And yes, Yosemite is also placed on our return list – even though crowds are there in the summer, more roads are open so… – darn it! We will have to come back to the area…. I can’t wait.

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “The Beauty of Yosemite”

  1. I think several trips may be in your future. It seems like it’s hard to pick just one favorite.

    David and I have yet to do this. We always seem to be in the area at the wrong time of year. It’s certainly on our list. As is the Sequoia National Park.

    Glad to see Sammie enjoying the snow. That brings back happy memories.
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    1. It really is hard to pick just one favorite! What’s crazy is there are still sooo many places we have yet to go! Next time, definitely do this & Sequoia – amazing. And Samantha has even made more strides in the month since we’ve seen you guys – she even likes jumping in the car again. We are so happy and she still has 3 more months until she’s at full recovery.

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