Winter in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley

“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” – Ansel Adams Since Ansel Adams launched the “Yosemite” Special Edition photography series in 1958, Yosemite National Park has captivated nature lovers and photography enthusiasts around the world. The park, one of […]

The legendary Ansel Adams in Yosemite

My attempt at photographing an Adams-esque shot

Ansel Adams first came to Yosemite National Park in 1916 and returned in 1920 as a caretaker for the Sierra Club’s LeConte Lodge. At the time, he was still planning a career as a concert pianist. As a result of this pursuit, Adams found himself befriending Harry Best, a landscape painter and political cartoonist for […]

What to do in Yosemite National Park

Getting ready to go snowshoeing

Yosemite is majestic, romantic, peaceful, and mysterious all at once. The picturesque views, the waterfalls, and the vast views of the Valley are breathtaking. Note: There is a $20 entrance fee to visit the park. Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing During winter, the best way to explore is by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. I had never […]

Where to stay & eat in Yosemite National Park

Great Lounge in the Ahwahnee

Camping is actually extremely popular in Yosemite and not a bad option for the true outdoorsy types. Various campsites are located throughout the park. Get a list here. One thing to keep in mind – bears! It’s actually smart to keep bears in mind at all times in Yosemite, no matter your accommodations. They are […]

Top ten safety tips when visiting Yosemite National Park

This would be called "what NOT to do in Yosemite."

It can be tempting to lose your better senses when visiting a place as picturesque as Yosemite National Park. But – be forewarned. There are real dangers if you come unprepared or are careless. Here are the top ten things to keep in mind when visiting Yosemite to keep you and your belongings safe and […]