Yosemite

When you think of National Parks, Yosemite is probably one of the Big 3 that everyone can name. President Lincoln protected the land in 1864, but it didn't become a Park until 1890. It contains North America's highest waterfall - Yosemite Falls, among dozens of other seasonal ones.

Glacier Point

  • F-18
  • Atop Half Dome
  • Vernal & Nevada
  • Half Shadow

Rising over 7,000 feet above sea level, Glacier Pt. gives a breathtaking view of Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite 2016

  • North Entrance
  • Setting Sun

In February of 2016 I took a trip to Yosemite to try and see the famous Firefall that happens on Horsetail Falls. The weather was nice for it, but the flow of water over the falls wasn't. The park itself was nice covered in a small blanket of snow in parts of the valley. The high country had more. Up in the Tuolumne Grove there was a nice base of at least 12 inches of snow.

Yosemite Valley

  • Lower Falls
  • El Capitan 3
  • Swinging Bridge

Yosemite Valley is deceptively large. You start out with views of Bridalveil Falls and El Capitan, and slowly start to see Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, Liberty Cap, Glacier Point. and various other places along the way.

Yosemite

  • Top of Half Dome
  • Rock Tunnel

All the photos that don't really fit anywhere else under Yosemite.

The Mist Trail

  • Nevada Depth
  • Ben at The Top
  • Vernal Falls 2
  • Bent Tree

The Mist Trail is one of the most scenic trails Yosemite has to offer. Unlike many of the others, there are spectacular views along the entire length of it.

Tioga Road

  • Marsh
  • Ben by Water
  • Lizard

Tioga Road cuts through the northern part of the Park. The landscape up there is almost a polar opposite of the more popular Valley.

Wawona

  • Next to Trees
  • Tree Group

Wawona is on the South side of Yosemite. It includes the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias as it's main attraction. There is however much different views of the park, then you would get out at Glacier Point, or from the Valley.