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Explore Half Dome: Everything You Need To Know Before Starting

Lovers of Yosemite National Park have most likely heard of Half Dome, an exciting and treacherous summit that one must do before they die. Both of us have wanted to attempt this hike ever since our first visit to the park the summer after we graduated from college in 2014. 2,202 more words


Yosemite NP

I think it is best not to get yourself too down about inclement weather conditions, as sometimes they reveal new perspectives on landscapes that you otherwise wouldn’t have experienced. 628 more words


Yosemite: Rainbows & Waterfalls

After packing up early again (by the way, I’m still waking up with the sunrise at 5:30am) we headed to see the Giant Sequoias via the… 691 more words

US Adventure - Part 3


The size and scale of the landscape in Yosemite National Park is immense. Our first glimpses from the car left us open-mouthed; vast granite cliffs commanded the valley sides while swathes of cedar and fir trees crowded the road. 2,221 more words

Grandeur of glacier point

Almost as space stunning as the Grand Canyon is this rather under hyped spot in Yosemite park.  I am grateful to Eric, the tour guide in the valley who asked us not to miss this. 94 more words


Winter at Ottaway Lakes

Day 1: Happy Isles to Merced Meadow (March 26, 2014)

This was my third snowshoing trip up Happy Isles into the Yosemite high country. The climb is always a challenge, and this year it was wet and snowy. 731 more words