Friday, January 16, 2015

Yosemite National Park - Saturday Snapshots

Yosemite's 125th Anniversary LogoWhile looking through photo albums a couple of days ago, I came across pictures from our trip to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park (California) in July, 1990. The area is breathtakingly beautiful, so I decided to scan a few Yosemite photos and share with you. These pictures were taken with a 35mm film camera. (FYI: The park will celebrate its 125th anniversary on October 1, 2015.)

Rising more than 3,000 feet above the
valley floor, El Capitan is the largest
monolith of granite in the world.

Half Dome is perhaps the most recognized
symbol of Yosemite, rising nearly 5,000 feet
above the valley floor.
Here's another view of Half Dome,
taken from the valley floor.
Yosemite Falls (2,425 ft) flows approximately from
November through July. Since we were there in July,
the water flow was lighter but still impressive.
At the base of the lower portion
of Yosemite Falls, just one of many
beautiful waterfalls in the park.
You'll find more information about this magnificent national park here: Yosemite National Park

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Brona Joy said...

Oh! Your lovely photos have only increased my desire to get to Yosemite park one day. It's on my bucket list!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

We impulsively decided to visit Yosemite during a trip to San Francisco, and, oh my, I'm so glad we did. Beautiful. Spectacular.

Here's my Saturday Snapshot!

Anonymous said...

I grew up in CA -- Yosemite is so truly magnificent! Wonderful photos!!

Amanda Marie said...

Those are pretty photos. Yosemite is one of the few National Parks I haven't been to. Someday I want to visit.

grammajudyb said...

We have never been to Yosemite. One day maybe. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

On my bucket list!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have such fond memories of Yosemite, which is not that far from where I live now in the Central Valley. As a child, we spent at least one week every summer there, camping, hiking, and enjoying the scent in the air while my mom cooked our breakfasts and dinners. Later, as a teen, I went with groups and had such a wonderful time, too.

Thanks for sharing...and reminding me of this beautiful place. I haven't gone again, as I fear it will be nothing like I remembered.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you! Finding those photos made me want to go back.

Melinda Ott said...

So beautiful! I've never been to Yosemite, but we might try to squeeze in a trip before July. We bought an annual National Parks pass last year during our road trip and we want to take advantage of it while we have it!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Yosemite is definitely a treasure.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I understand the park is quite crowded these days. Maybe a visit in September after school starts would be a good time to go.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I know what you mean! We spent many summertime vacations on South Padre Island when I was a child. I now understand it's a spring break destination. I'm sure I'd be disappointed at how it has been commercialized over the years.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's definitely worth a visit but since it's relatively close to populous areas, I understand it can sometimes be crowded. So I'd say planning ahead would be a good idea.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you. I'll never forget my awe as we drove into Yosemite Valley and saw the amazing monoliths. The beauty literally took my breath away.

Ginx Craft said...

Stunning photos. I love the bluey colour of the mountains. I have been skiing to Lake Tahoe, but clearly didn't see everything I should have.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Yosemite is not easy to access during the winter months. According to the website, some parts of the park are closed from November to May or June because of snow.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I have a long "one day, maybe" list! There's so much to see here in the U.S. and around the world.

Esme said...

It has been years since I was there. It is very awe inspiring.

jacquie said...

Wonderful photos Sandy! I've not been there...these pictures are sure inspiring me to make a plan!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Beautiful indeed! Someday I hope to visit there.