National Park Lodging: What’s your favorite place to stay?

You almost always have a range of options when you're choosing National Park lodging. Camp under the stars, backpack to a primitive spot in the backcountry, rent an RV, find accommodations outside the Park, or book one of the many lodges inside the … [Read more...]

How big is Half Dome in Yosemite? This big!

We walked just 50 feet from where we parked at Glacier Point when I saw Half Dome for the first time. Tater, my 5 year old fearless adventurer, had already begun the boulder problem that would become his focus for the next 20 minutes. He climbed the … [Read more...]

El Capitan is much bigger than you think

We arrived at Yosemite National Park in late afternoon. As we made our way into the heart of the Park by way of the Southside Drive we caught our first glimpse of El Capitan. It's huge! I thought I had a clear idea of its size in my mind before we … [Read more...]

National Park Images: What do you focus on?

When it comes to National Park images, I shoot the full spectrum of subjects. I love to shoot the epic landscapes, the local wildlife, and those amazing natural features that seem to individually define each park.  Unknowingly, I've also captured, to … [Read more...]

The Narrows can make you feel small

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Yosemite Lodge: A fire to end an epic day of adventure

It was the end of our second day in Yosemite National Park when my wife turned to me and said "We need a fire and a drink!".  She was right. Mountain air, particularly that crisp air that tells you fall is in full effect, signals to us that it's … [Read more...]

Mossy Giants in Yosemite

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Yosemite Valley on foot

Yosemite Valley offers two distinct types of experiences for visitors exploring the Park on foot. There are countless hikes in the moderate to strenuous category that make for an unbelievable trip for experienced hikers and backpackers. But we … [Read more...]

Tunnel View in Yosemite

I've seen this tunnel view in Yosemite a million times online. I would think about how impressive it looked. But I never realized until I approached the pony wall in person that not a single picture I had seen really does this view justice. From the … [Read more...]

October colors in The Narrows

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