Tuesday, July 7


Lower Yosemite Falls
(Lower Yosemite Falls)

stop sign
(pedestrian-sized stop sign!)

Day One, hiking look: plain Gap beater, Thank You Mart studded shorts, Asics running shoes, Wet Seal floral sunglasses

(His name is Ace!)

Glacier Point
(Half Dome)

Day Two, riding look: American Apparel deep-V tee, Forever 21 high-waisted shorts, black Converses, vintage bag

I spent the Fourth of July weekend in Yosemite with my family. Despite being eaten alive by mosquitoes, mites, fleas, and god-only-knows-what-else, it was a wonderful and relaxing trip. The park is full of giant trees, cascading waterfalls, and heartbreakingly beautiful meadows. Parts of the park were closed for seasonal burnings, and the smoke from the forest fires made for some really foggy views. From high elevations, the smoke looked a lot like clouds. I really wanted to take a free photography class, but I couldn't find it within myself to get out of bed at 6am in order to do so. I guess I'll just have to make do with the unskilled raw shots that I took.

Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls from afar

I love playing with the effects of sunlight. The giant sequoias don't look too bad either.

more sunlight on the hike to Yosemite Falls

The ground looks golden, or covered in snow.

Glacier Point view
The view from Glacier Point. The cloudy smoke makes Half Dome look like Olympus.

smallest waterfall
At just 28 inches tall, this is officially Yosemite's smallest waterfall.

Valley View
The Merced River at Valley View

meadow sunset
Sunset over a place I like to call Edward's meadow.


T.J. said...

How beautiful! Yosemite is my favorite place in the world. There's something about it that makes you forget everything and just bask in the naturey goodness of tall trees, cool waterfalls, and giant rocks. One day we should go climb Half Dome :) Today I went to Thank You Mart (and surprisingly, walked out empty handed) and the Farmer's Market in Westwood (yes it reopened!! and on a Wednesday too) and I thought of you and I realized I miss you!! Hang out when I get back?

angie said...

aww those are such gorgeous pics! You look like you're having fun on vacation XP i'm so jealous :[ i'm stuck at school :[:[

whee! hopefully you're having an awesome summer

stina said...

I love yosemite! very nice pics btw. :D