Getting back to nature at Yosemite National Park
Sun, snow, birds, deer, squirrels, elusive black beers and an abundance of pure nature, all part of Yosemite National Park in California, USA.
For years I’ve wanted to go to Yosemite National Park, ever since I watched the Time-lapse by Project Yose. It lived up to my expectations and warmed my heart to see such amazing nature, variety of greens, gigantic trees and stunning unbelievable mountains all around.
I stayed at Yosemite Mountain Bug Hostel, which was about 45mins to an hour away (by the YARTS shuttle bus) from the National Park, but it had lovely hot showers and the most comfortable memory foam mattress beds that I’ve ever slept in. Every night I’d fall asleep straight away, granted I was exhausted, but those beds were a welcome sight.
I had three whole days in the park and two travel days. I took two buses and a train from San Francisco to get there, but it was well worth it. I had every type of weather. Stunning sunshine on my first day, cloud and light rain on the second and snow and rain on the third. Yet, every day was magical to me.
There were some beautiful birds, deer and squirrels, but sadly I never saw any of the black bears. Unlike South America I wasn’t there for the wildlife, instead it was the pure nature that wowed me.
Without further ado, here are a few photographs from my time at Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite Falls and the Valley
Bridal Veil Falls
Valley Floor Loop and El Capitan
If you’re interested in seeing more photographs and what inspired this trip, check the time-lapse out by Project Yose here »
Oh it looks so beautiful! You’ve just made me add somewhere new to my bucketlist!
It totally is! It’s an easy trip too, so it should definitely be on the bucket list! I loved it so much, it would be awesome to visit again in another season.
Absolutely breathtaking – and well worth the travel!
It was definitely worth visiting! Hopefully as breathtaking as some of the New Zealand scenery you recently saw!
Oh wow it’s so stunning! I absolutely cannot wait to see it myself in April 🙂