road trip: yosemite national park, ca.

mirror lake
yosemite national park, california

"It was like lying in a great solemn cathedral, far vaster and more beautiful than any built by the hand of man."-Teddy Roosevelt after camping in Yosemite



“Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”- John Muir

pictures taken 5.8.10


Cali ʚϊɞ said...

brilliant photos!!

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I have always wanted to go to Yellowstone and to see the Redwoods. Maybe I will someday. I sure hope so!

Liam said...

Beautiful. I bet it was a wonderful trip.

I'm going out to Arches and Colorado National Monument in July with my family. Can't wait to get out there.

Mayberry Magpie said...

I'm with Lisa . . . I have always wanted to go to Yosemite. Is this a graduation trip for Katie?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures, Krysta. I've never been to Yosemite and I'm not likely to get there considering my advanced years so this is a treat.

SaintTigerlily said...

These are gorgeous. I wish I could smell the air.

El Gato said...

I absolutely LOVE that place... great memories! Cheers!

Warner (aka ntsc) said...

I can remember hiking in Yosemite with my mother as an 8 year old. We spent a week camping on the valley floor.

I returned in 84 and made it to the base of half-dome but had to turn back to get to my car before darkness fell and return to San Francisco to work the next day.

I've been back a couple of times since and have a Edward Weston print of Yosemite on my office wall. Printed by his son Cole. Lake Tenaya 1940.