Taking A Snow Day

That’s right!  A snow day.  We have been so spoiled by the warm weather we’ve enjoyed the last few months in the desert that we decided to dig deep into the closets for thermal wear, coats & gloves to take a run up to Yosemite National Park to see what we could see.   Lots of the roads through the park are still closed from the winter snow.

The park was about an hour drive from from the campground.  And we stopped in for a deli sandwich at the Fish Camp General Store before heading into the park.   We were at approximately 3000′ elevation when we hit our first mini-snowstorm.  Wasn’t another 2 miles before we were back in the sunshine.

First Snow

 

Our first stop was the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.   Having never seen any up close until now – WOW – it all I could mutter.  LOL    This was one of the roads that were indicated on the NPS website as being closed, and on our way out, they were about to close it again due to the impending weather.

George @ Mariposa Valley of Giant Sequoias

 

Then we wound our way on around CA-41 inside the park & found that a lot of the “must see”  turnouts were wide open & full of people.  We were very happy that we got to see as much of the park as we did considering the time of year.

There is just no way to describe the majesty of this park.   And there is no doubt in my mind that we will be back, hopefully camping inside the park, for at least a full week in order to enjoy everything they have to offer from guided park ranger tours, horseback riding, free photography classes, hiking & especially the wildlife.    We’ve still seen no bears in our travels yet.  I hope that means Alaska will show us more bears than we care to see 🙂

Yosemite National Park

 

El Capitan & Half Dome

 

Cathedral Spires & Bridalveil Fall

 

Bridalveil Fall from its Base

 

Lower Yosemite Fall

 

Coyote in the Turnout

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One Response to Taking A Snow Day

  1. Absolutely gorgeous photos!! We don’t like many snow days but once in a while it’s fun to see the white stuff.

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