Yosemite Snowstorm (January 2008)

I first visited Yosemite National Park on a one-day bus trip excursion out from San Francisco in February 2006. All told, we only had about three hours in the park itself, but that was more than enough. I was immediately hooked. There’s nowhere else like it in the world, and all I knew was that I needed to get back and spend some serious time exploring the place. So, when I was putting together an itinerary for my second American visit, Yosemite was right at the top of my list – a proper stay this time.

And it snowed. A lot. Then it cleared over. And then it snowed again. Just an amazing couple of days, as you can see from the photos below.

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After threatening for ages, it finally started snowing at Midpines Country Store, just a few miles from the Park.

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Our Rav-4 chariot!

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The next morning.
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The snow-covered amphitheater shows how much fell overnight.
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Yosemite Lodge at the Falls

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Love this gloomy photo of Half Dome.

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Easiest way to get around the Valley.
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The majestic Ahwahnee Hotel.

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Love the decor.
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Yosemite Post Office.
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Yosemite Visitor Centre – well worth a visit!

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Bridalveil Falls

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El Capitan
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Tunnel View – amazing!
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Wawona Tunnel
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Incredible!
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Yosemite Falls.
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Reliably informed that that’s a lynx.
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The picturesque Yosemite Chapel.
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Yours’ truly at the Yosemite Chapel.
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Camp Curry Ice Rink
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What a difference a day makes!

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Road conditions not the greatest!
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Not our car…thankfully!
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Badger Pass Ski Area
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First time skiing in America.
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Postcard-perfect!
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Sunset at Tunnel View.
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El Capitan.
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Love the cloud in this shot.
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Next morning…snow’s back!
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That’s our car!

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Walking to Lower Yosemite Fall in the snow.
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Fir trees weighed down by snow…so North American!
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At the base of Lower Yosemite Falls.
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Winter Wonderland
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It was pelting down here! The bus stop was a welcome sanctuary!
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Walking back to the lodge.
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Those clouds!
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Degnan’s Deli – another good spot to eat.

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Bridalveil Falls.
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Snow one day, sunshine the next.

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El Capitan in the dying light. Extraordinary time to be out.

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