Sentinel Dome, Yosemite Photo taken July, 2014 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent
This is another hike within Yosemite National Park that we enjoy. Due to the distance (7.5 miles out-and-back), this is the first time we’ve tried it with our son. We were afraid it might be a bit long for him, but, since the elevation gain on this hike is relatively mild, we decided to giveContinue reading “Hike: Mono Pass, Yosemite”
Want to see the beauty of the Yosemite high country, but aren’t much of a hiker? A drive along Tioga Road will provide an abundance of opportunities to see the beauty of Yosemite. Photos taken July 11th, 2013
After spending the last two months recovering from a calf injury, I jumped back into trail running Saturday with an awesome trail run in Yosemite Valley. It was the perfect run to get me back on the trail, and it felt amazing. I was afraid to try anything too hilly, so I chose the sectionContinue reading “Trail Run: Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley”
My husband and I were married at Glacier Point in Yosemite, after sunset, just as the full moon was rising over the mountains. As we waited for the sun to set and the moon to rise, a friend caught me and my soon-to-be husband kissing. Photo of a Photo Autumn, 2003 Glacier Point, Yosemite ***Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss”
Quite a few of these beautiful butterflies were fluttering around “The Fen” in Yosemite Valley on Saturday morning. Haven’t heard of “The Fen”? It’s one of my favorite little spots in Yosemite Valley. It’s a short boardwalk trail through a marsh. If you follow the trail from the Happy Isles shuttle stop to the NatureContinue reading “Butterfly, The Fen, Yosemite Valley”
Ellery Campground (near Tioga Pass, Yosemite)… We returned last evening from a camping trip in the Sierras. I’ll write about our adventures soon!
Two last images from our trip to Yosemite last week… Have a lovely weekend!
We found a ton of these cute little guys hopping around on the forest floor between the Ahwahnee Hotel and Yosemite Village. My son has been asking about robins a lot lately, as he’s obsessed with Batman and Robin. We’ve shown him photos of robins, and he was interested, but we were excited to finallyContinue reading “American Robin”
I’ve been visiting Yosemite National Park my entire life. My adventures there began at a young age, with my first backpacking trip at three, followed by many more family camping, hiking, and backpacking trips throughout my childhood. As an adult, I’ve regularly visited the park three-four times per year. Before having a child, Yosemite, toContinue reading “10 Things To Do In Yosemite Valley With Little Kids”
This is where a squirrel belongs… out foraging in nature. He’s beautiful… Unlike this one… out pestering hikers for a free lunch.
Our new favorite nature outing is to take a walk together with our cameras. Provide a child with a camera, and he’ll see the world in a different way. Every day while in Yosemite National Park last week, my son begged us to take him outside to photograph the flowers. Obviously, Yosemite naturally calls toContinue reading “Nature Fun for Kids: Take a Photo Walk”
Our first day in Yosemite, my five-year-old and I took a walk to check out the wildflowers. I was impressed with his enthusiasm. First, he exclaimed, ” Look! Milkweed!!!” Then a bit later, “And Indian Paintbrush!!” These little blue butterflies were fluttering about everywhere. Magical…
We’ve been in Yosemite for the past week without Internet access. We’re home now, and I’ll catch up with you all as soon as I can! Hope you had a great week!! This is the view from the top of Sentinel Dome… a great hike to do with kids!