The Views of Yosemite

Views of YosemiteMany people consider Yosemite National Park to be one of the best parks in the United States, and it’s not hard to see why. This park is huge (it takes roughly 35-45 minutes to get from the entrance gate of the park to Yosemite Valley, where the majority of the visitors go to), full of ancient sequoia trees, lakes and streams, hiking trails, and basically everything you wish for when you want to delve into nature. Currently, this park is #3 of the Most Visited Park list.

My friends and I stayed there for a handful of days over Labor Day weekend, and I wanted to show you some of the view you may see if / when you make a visit to Yosemite. Keep in mind, we only went to a small percentage of what the park offers because it’s that huge O_O)

The photo above is of Half Dome, one of Yosemite’s more popular feature. Many people associate that rock with rock climbing, as I hear a lot of climbers make it their goal to climb up to the top. Others choose to hike it. We had planned on hiking Half Dome towards the end of our trip but, haha, we chickened out. 12 miles roundtrip! And it’s a steep hike. Another day though, we will conquer it!

Views of Yosemite

When we hiked the steep Glacier Point trail (10 miles round trip), we were able to get a great view of the Yosemite Valley.

Views of Yosemite

We walked around the Yosemite Valley’s beautiful and open meadows with wooden pathways leading into pockets of forests and streams. Some people rented bikes from a nearby bike rental store, and we tried to do just that, but we got there too late in the day! Super bummed about that.

Views of Yosemite

Looking up at the night sky. Can’t get this in L.A. T__T I wish I did more astrophotography in Yosemite but.. it was really cold at night!! Yeah, I’m a wimp. Next time though!

Views of Yosemite

One of the streams close to the cabin we stayed at was this ^^. For some reason, the water was chiiiilly but we braved it and swam in it anyway. Early on in the morning, we had this spot to ourselves.

Views of Yosemite

Deers! We saw a doe and its mother wandering close to a stream, and they seemed so comfortable being around people. I got really close to it, and the deer just continued munching on grass. At one point, we saw as much as five deers wandering in a quiet meadow. Those deers had huge antlers though, so we just watched from afar.

Views of Yosemite

There are so many views still waiting to be witnessed in Yosemite, like the view from Half Dome, the running waterfalls, the snow-covered Yosemite Valley, or the frozen streams. Looking forward to future visits.

10 Comments

  1. September 24, 2015 / 5:12 am

    amazing yosemite pics! my boyfriend had gone there recently and came back with a camera full of gorgeous shots :) xx closetchronicle.blogsppot.com

    • Deasy Noel
      Author
      September 25, 2015 / 9:22 pm

      Nice! One of the best things about going is taking the photos, imo, haha.

  2. September 25, 2015 / 4:26 am

    Where did you stay when you visited? That stream by your cabin looked dreamy! Great pics!

    • Deasy Noel
      Author
      September 28, 2015 / 4:24 am

      Thanks! We stayed at a cabin that my friend’s family owns in Yosemite. I unfortunately don’t remember the name of the area we stayed at, sorry!

  3. September 25, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    These photos are stunning! I went there in January and it was literally the most beautiful place that I ever went to in the whole world so far! I have about 3 posts on it on my blog if you are interested in checking it out!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

    • Deasy Noel
      Author
      September 25, 2015 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks, Heba! I would absolutely love to visit Yosemite in the wintertime. Heading over to your blog right now ;)

  4. September 28, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Looks amazing! Mother Nature at its best <3 I'm hoping to go next year around September/October time. Thanks for making me daydream in the mean time :) xx

    • Deasy Noel
      Author
      September 28, 2015 / 9:34 pm

      Yes, definitely! Be sure to bring warm clothing, because it can get really chilly in the morning! It was quite cold in summer mornings, and I was not prepared for that, haha, so I can only imagine how it’s like in the early fall days.

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