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.
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.
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.
These are gorgeous pics. i am envious!
Thanks! Pictures don’t do it justice. You have to go check Yosemite out if you ever have the chance.
awesome pics and good adventure I must say
Indeed. I’m already planning our trip for next year! Can’t wait to do it again.
wow that sounds good…I love to plan way in advance as it gives me something to look forward to
Me too 🙂
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.
Yellowstone is next on my list so I’ll be able to compare… Thanks for stopping by!
Just Beautiful! makes me want to visit!