Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yosemite National Park, California August 2008

Last week our family went to Yosemite for a 5 day camping and lodging. Our children stayed at the Housekeeping Camp for a couple of nights and us oldies, stayed at the Yosemite Lodge where the kids joined us for the remainder of our stay inside the park. I love tenting in the great outdoor but my wife hates camping at any level. To entice her to join us, I have to booked us at a lodge where you have the comforts of a hotel and the price that comes with it LOL. Two hundred bucks per night for a room that does not even have air-conditioning! Admittedly the view is great but it is no better than an ordinary roadside motel that costs fifty bucks give or take a few.




Rental units at the Housekeeping Camp which cost $67/day exclusive of taxes

The view infront of our children's Housekeeping campsite

One of the many bridges spanning Merced River

A section of Merced River below the Housekeeping Camp

One of the trees at the Mariposa Grove some of which are several thousand years old.

A view that greeted my eyes in my early morning walk

This chapel is the oldest surviving building in Yosemite

Wooden boardwalk snaking across the meadow to allow visitors to get "close and personal" without damaging the fragile plants.

14 comments:

Mike Barlow said...

Very nice shots. Merced grove is also a very nice place to see the big trees. Not as many people.

bertN said...

Thanks for tipping me about Merced grove. Next time I visit, I'll try to check it out.

dyosa said...

oh wow! i love the photos. the view is spectacular, especially where you can see the mountain from the river bank. beautiful.

Lawstude said...

wow. the view of the place got me drooling all over. fantastic. it is a landscapists dream place.

bertN said...

dyosa and lawstude, there are other spots in the park that are more scenic but it takes some hiking and proper timing seasonwise. I went to check out a famous waterfall but it was all fall and no water at this time of the year LOL.

XD said...

great pictures. coincidentally, i was looking at random pictures of the hike to half dome today. have you ever climbed? someday i will...once i become a more experienced hiker :)

sardonicnell said...

gorgeous! we had plans to visit yosemite too, before summer officially ends. good day to you!

bertN said...

xd, I am now a grandfather and climbing is not as much fun for me than it used to be. If you want to hike and climb, do it now when you are at your prime. You do not need the experience as much as you need stamina. It is just one foot after another and a lot of caution and common sense LOL.

sardonicnell, thanks for the visit. When we were there, all the waterfalls were bone dry and the level of Merced River was probably at one of its lowest BUT the sceneries, as always, is spectacular and there is enough water in the river to make all water related activities enjoyable.
My kids had a great time and so did I.

shutterhappyjenn said...

Hello BertN! Salamat sa pagdaan sa blog ko! Ganda naman nitong Yosemite Park!

siu said...

wow, amazing scenes, great photos!!! I just started dabbling with photography myself. Hope I could soon find such equally splendid images to capture with here at home.

bertN said...

shutterhappyjenn, thanks for checking my site. I've never been to Yosemite in winter but I was told it is as beautiful...it's a four season beauty.

siu, thanks for your visit. I'm sure there are a lot of beautiful images to capture at home. We have more than 7,000 islands to harbor them.

caryn said...

wow, love the photos! great colors!

bertN said...

Thanks!

janecajuguiran said...

Hi Bert. Once again you got me envious by your pics. I oh so love going to Yosemite. How are the bears?

But you know it has some similarity to Anawangin, Zambales as I had featured in my blog. Only, there are no mountain lions, deers, nor bears at Anawangin. Can we plant those? LOL