If you haven’t been to Yosemite yet, add it to your wish list. Yosemite is hands down one of the most beautiful places in the USA! And if you haven’t been there in the winter, think about adding it to your seasonal list. Yosemite in winter, in the snow, is stunning. Not only is it beautiful, but there are no crowds!!! Here are a few pics to inspire you from a trip we took with big D when he was just 9 months old.
For this trip to Yosemite, we approached the valley via Glacier Point. This vantage point of the Yosemite valley is stunning. If you are there in the summer, you can hike to Glacier point from the Valley (4.6miles one way, starting near Yosemite Falls). Or you can drive like we did. AH-MA-ZING!
Driving around the valley, you can find beautiful views everywhere. Sunset is a particular beautiful time to drive. Valley View is not surprisingly, a beautiful place to take pics of the valley (see below).
Views of Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge at sunset.
Mirror Lake is a great short hike with kids (2-3miles) where you can get good views of the mountains reflected in the lake.
We lucked out and it happened to snow while we were at Yosemite Falls. Plus, since it was the “low” season, we had the entire trail and view to ourselves.
Later that day, we checked out the view of the Upper Yosemite Falls from Sentinel Meadow.
Revisiting this trip has made me want to go back again for more. Maybe this spring when the waterfalls are gushing and the wild flowers are blooming. What is your favorite trail or time of year in Yosemite?
Yosemite NPS Website: Viewpoints
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