StyleOnTheCouch Travels: Yosemite

Yosemite park is situated across almost 1,200 miles of mountainous terrain in the Sierra Nevada.  It offered me breathtaking views and some of the bluest skies I have ever seen.  I visited Yosemite back in September during my west coast road trip and although I only stayed one night I was totally captivated by the scenery.

Above: Yosemite falls.  Below: cliffs from the valley floor.

Below: a stop on the valley floor tour of the park.

Below: Half dome – had I stayed longer I would have liked to hike up to half dome, one of the youngest rocks in the park and probably one of the most well recognised.  This granite structure looks amazing in the sunset and can be seen from many locations within Yosemite.

Below: the imposing vertical cliff face of El Capitan.  Around 3,000 feet from base to summit, this rock is a favourite challenge for experienced rock climbers.  Apparently some (read: crazy) souls have base jumped from El Capitan – Yosemite now bans this practice.

There are several places to stay at Yosemite, including Yosemite Lodge (my home for the night), Curry Village cabins and tents and the more luxurious Ahwahnee Hotel.  Wherever you stay though you are unlikely to be inside for long – there is just too much to explore, see and do at Yosemite – a magical place to visit.

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  1. says

    OH, i’m SO GOING!!!!!!!!!!!! There’s nothing around Yosemite! You have to go with the intension of going to Yosemite and staying there! Cannot wait to go: Thanks for sharing!

  2. CinZilicious says

    These photos takes my breath awayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy……

    and what? jumped off that cliff???????? they must be purely mad!!! lol..ah well, the passion that cries out from those devoted rocker climbers eh? I guess i can relate a tiny bit (very tiny), lol

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

    • says

      If you ever get a chance to explore the US I really would recommend a visit for the breathtaking scenery. The fact that you can only take cars so far in the park too helps. The other transport is great and means things are keep natural. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. says

    gorgeous. “a magical place to visit,” indeed!
    just made reservations for my 30th birthday, new york style. that is my magical place, and i love that you live and breathe it everyday. i plan to be there everyday, too, very soon! xxx

  4. says

    Nature and I have never been the best of friends… Particularly summery nature that involves bugs. But I have to say, Yosemite looks absolutely breathtaking. There really is so much of this world to see… What a shame we can’t all find work as professional explorers!
    xox,
    Cee

  5. says

    Yosemite really is SO beautiful! The Hubs and I went with another couple for Christmas one year for a snowboarding trip! Talk about your winter wonderland! Every tree in the park was covered with a beautiful layer of fluffy snow! It was so pretty!

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