Finally I have edited my Yosemite photos, or at least the best ones. I took so many photos during our three days in Yosemite National Park that it was quite a daunting task to go through them all. Hence why I have taken so long to get this post up. In fact, I have so many photo’s I will do a separate post showing the views from Glacier Point because otherwise this post would go on FOREVER.
You might have caught my earlier post about the road to Yosemite National Park. There I shared some photos from our journey to this spectacular area. Well now it is time for the real deal. Yosemite National Park itself. I was so excited for this part of our trip. Obviously I was looking forward to everything we had planned but Yosemite was always going to be a highlight and it did not disappoint. The whole area is absolutely stunning. Full of beautiful lakes, waterfalls, forest’s and mountains.
We explored Yosemite during mid-June, so it was touristy but not super insane, we didn’t have to endure any queues entering the park which we had been warned about. It was however ridiculously hot. I mean so hot there just wasn’t enough water in the world to keep us hydrated! I think I ate my weight in ice cream in an attempt to stay cool.
I knew Yosemite was going to be beautiful but nothing can quite prepare you for just how stunning it is and how majestic the mountains are. In particular the view of the Half Dome from Glacier Point was awesome and of course Cathedral Rock was magnificent. There is literally a photo opportunity everywhere you turn. I wish I could say Carl and I had a plan of attack for exploring the area but we just drove/walked around stopping at places of interest and exploring them. That’s is just how we roll. Obviously we had a map of the area and new the main points of interest but mainly it was aimlessly exploring admiring the beauty everywhere. I sort of think that is the best way to see something.
Being mid-June, the landscape was lush and green and there were so many pretty flowers in the meadows and lots of wildlife. We saw a couple of deer, plenty of chipmunks and squirrels and even a snake. Oh, and we almost ran over a coyote on the drive home! Side note: apparently squirrels in Yosemite are carriers of the plague virus so don’t be touching them if you ever go there!
I could say so much more about Yosemite National Park but I will let the photos do all the talking! Yosemite National Park should be on everyone’s bucket list. It is so beautiful and there is so much to explore, I really hope I get to go back there one day soon. Have you been before? Let me know below.
Like I said earlier there will be more posts from the park and the surrounding area very soon. In the meantime why not read some of my previous road trip stories?