Taking a Break – Yosemite in Winter

This is a “breath in” weekend.  Not doing much.  Just came up to Yosemite Valley for the weekend.  It’s the kind of break you need from time to time.

This morning Heather and I hiked down see Yosemite Falls.  This was as close as we could get:

View of the lower falls.

View of the lower falls.

The trail was blocked by snow and the park service had closed the trail.  It was icy and slippery just getting to this point, so we turned around and headed back.

We drove in on Saturday and had this view Bridalveil Fall:

Bridalveil Fall

Bridalveil Fall

Walking back to the hotel, I took this picture across the valley:

View across Yosemite Valley

View across Yosemite Valley

Sadly we only get a couple of days here and tomorrow have to head home and back to the world.

If you need me – I’m in the great room in front of the fire.
Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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18 Responses to Taking a Break – Yosemite in Winter

  1. Lovely. Nice you can get there fairly easily.

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  2. restlessjo says:

    Fabulous! How lucky to be able to just drive there 🙂

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  3. Barb Knowles says:

    Except as a toddler, I’ve never been in the western States. Your photos are beautiful.

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  4. Of course you need a break some time – what’s the point of it if you come back from your travel more exhausted than when you left? 🙂

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  5. I had a great time in Yosemite with my daughter years ago. What an amazing natural resource.

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  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    Gorgeous way to spend the day. Regenerating for the soul, I’m sure. 🙂

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  7. jfwknifton says:

    It’s very like the Swiss Alps but on a vast scale.

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    • It does. This hotel was built in 1926, back in a time when they built the Swiss style ski lodge was the fashion. Of course, being American, it was done over the top.

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  8. PiedType says:

    Lucky you being that close to Yosemite!

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  9. Debra says:

    I would love to be there and see the falls, even from a distance. I am sure that even with limited hiking it’s been a wonderful weekend! I’m hoping to make it up there in late spring in hopes of seeing some wildflowers after a few disappointing years. Hope the “real world” isn’t too harsh this week!

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