Family Adventure in Yosemite

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We just returned from a camping trip in Yosemite Valley, and I must say, this is my favorite National Park (and I’ve been to a lot of National Parks, my father worked for the Department of Interior). Everywhere you turn there are spectacular views–picture perfect vistas giving even a novice photographer Ansel Adams shots. We got up at daybreak every morning and hiked while it was cool, before the other tourist woke up. After lunch on the trail, we found a swimming hole to lounge in as an escape from the heat in the afternoon. If you go to this park, try to bring everything you need because food is expensive and not very good. Take plenty of water bottles, a camera, and some good hiking shoes and prepare to have your mind blown. I can’t wait to go back. I wanted to share a small sampling of the photos I took (took over 300 while there). As always, most of the photos on this blog were taken with my 5th Generation iPod (5mp camera with a small, fixed lens). Thank you Abraham Lincoln for having the foresight to protect this piece of land, and thank you Teddy Roosevelt for making it the first National Park.

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About nwharrisbooks

Born and raised in a small town in north Georgia, my imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding my family's log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee hours I read books. My face was rarely seen, always hidden behind a binding. I was nurtured on fiction. Now it is my turn to create some of my own. I live in sunny southern California with my beautiful wife and two perfect children (I may be biased). I write like I read, constantly. I studied anthropology at UCSB and medicine at SUNY Buffallo.
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11 Responses to Family Adventure in Yosemite

  1. Ellespeth says:

    I just love Yosemite. We went, one Spring, after a heavy rain and the waterfalls were OMG huge and the dogwoods were blooming like crazy! Being from Louisiana, I was blown away by the mountains! I’m glad you had a nice time and were able to beat the heat.
    Ellespeth

    • I’m jealous that you got to see it in the spring. Am planning to do a spring trip myself next time. I’m from north Ga, and we have mountains there, but not like Yosemite. I love the dogwood flower–one of my favorites.

  2. sknicholls says:

    These are gorgeous pics. i am envious!

  3. Kavita Joshi says:

    awesome pics and good adventure I must say

  4. Thanks for sharing the photos. I have heard that Yosemite trumps Yellowstone (and I adore Yellowstone) so I’m putting it on my list of places to visit. Thanks for the follow on my blog. Yours looks like something I want to check out, as well.

  5. Just Beautiful! makes me want to visit!

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