One Day in Yosemite (in Photos)

We intended to stay in Yosemite for two days, but, as fate would have it, impenetrable fog descended on our second day and we chose to leave the area rather than spend the day moping indoors. Luckily we had really made the most of it the day before, because it turned out to be our only day in Yosemite National Park.
 
And was it worth it? You bet.
Driving into Yosemite, one of the first things you see is the striking El Capitane. It may be foolish to rubber-neck at a cliff, but I nearly crashed doing just that.
Yosemite Falls may be drying up as winter approaches, but the Autumn colours make a walk around it completely worthwhile.
The unmistakeable shape of Half Dome is visible from nearly everywhere in the valley.
Bridalveil Falls.
El Capitane and Half Dome as seen from Tunnel View vista.
The Grizzly Giant, one of the largest giant sequoias in the world, stands proudly in Mariposa Grove.

If there was one single moment that made our trip to Yosemite worthwhile, it was this:

The Antipodean = speechless.

Comments

  1. After backpacking for a week there on my senior trip in high school – I’ve had a connection with Yosemite that is unexplainable. It’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the pleasure to experience 🙂