Majestic Yosemite Valley in Winter
A Bucket List Adventure
Yosemite National Park is one of the most majestic and picturesque of the National Parks. It contains many iconic views. Come join us in February of 2019 as we explore Yosemite Valley.
One of our goals will be to capture Horsetail Falls. If the conditions are right, the setting sun will light up Horsetail Falls as it cascades over the side of El Capitan. This phenomenon is dependent of clear skies to the west, and sufficient snow melt runoff from the high country. When it occurs, it is spectacular.
One of the spots we have picked out for you allows the capturing of several majestic views from a single location. One such view is of the granite monolith of El Capitan, which rises over 3000 feet to tower above the valley floor. Depending upon the weather, this view provides varying views.
Looking to the right from this location, you get views of the Three Brothers formation.
Further down the valley, we’ll get views of the famous Half Dome. This is a view from Sentinel Bridge, made famous by Ansel Adams.
Another view of Half Dome is seen from Cook’s Meadow. Depending upon the amount of rain and snow in the valley, we may be provided with a nice opportunity for a reflection.
Looking in a different direction, you are provided with views of Yosemite Falls. These falls are comprised of three separate cascades the total up to an over 3000-foot drop to the valley.
As we travel back towards the entrance to the valley, we come across the famous Valley View location. This view gives us a grand view up the Merced River towards El Capitan. If we are fortunate with a little snow fall during the night, the scene takes on a nice wintry feel.
Even without snow, the view is still dramatic from this location.
A trip to Yosemite Valley is not complete without a stop, or two at least, to Tunnel View. If you enter the park from Wawona, you are treated to this view as your first introduction to Yosemite Valley. This view takes on different looks at sunrise, sunset, and during the day.
This time lapse shows how this view can change in a short amount of time.
After several days in this grand environment, we’ll spend our last night in the San Francisco area where we’ll photograph the Golden Gate Bridge.
This trip offers many bucket list photo opportunities. We know you’ll not want to miss this iconic trip. You provide transportation to San Francisco. We provide the transportation to Yosemite and back, and the lodging in Yosemite and San Francisco. Sign up here to take advantage of our early bird discount.