Monday, May 17, 2010

Our California Trip: Yosemite National Park

We spent 3 days in Yosemite Valley. We'd hoped to expand our trip up to the Tuolomne Meadows & Glacier Peak & Mariposa Grove, but all the roads were closed because a lot of snow had fallen just the week before!

The pictures pretty much speak for themselves.

Yosemite Valley

Upper Yosemite Falls

We attended a performance of a one man show by Lee Stetson, who did a great job portraying John Muir. If you've seen Ken Burns recent National Parks series, you'll recognize him.
Lee Stetson as John Muir

We splurged on a half-day guided photography session with an Ansel Adams Gallery Staff Photographer. Evan took us to lots of amazing spots & we learned a ridiculous amount of information about photography & Yosemite.
Ken getting advice from Ansel Adams Gallery Staff Photographer Evan Russel

Half Dome and cascade framed by pink dogwood

I think this is a Stellar's Jay.
Western Scrub Jay. I think.



The 4 of us did a LOT of picnicking. It was awesome.
Picnicking at Cathedral Rock, Yosemite



Stay tuned ... one more post to go, about our side trip to Kings Canyon National Park!


Anne said...

Hi, Latharia! Tremendous photos! I think my favorite is the one of the domed mountain with the red leaves in the foreground. :-)

Mel said...

Don't make me choose.


They're fantastic. Absolutely stunning......


BUY the darn camera!!!! LOL

Dalovely Damanda said...

I am loving all of your photos! They are amazing! Thanks for posting them.

Chiara said...

phenomenal pictures

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

I would so love to do that guided tour at the Ansel Adams Gallery! That must have been awesome... Snaps are great - must put one more thing on my places to go list. I always think of spots outside the US and forget how much I would miss.

Birgit said...

Thanks for sharing these photos -- they brought back great memories. However, I NEVER saw the waterfall this full!!! :)

-- Birgit

Susan Stringfellow said...

I dont even know what to say - these are just amazing shots. You are so good