Well we made it 7 hours after leaving Tahoe we arrived at our next stop to drop our bags refresh and spend the next week exploring one of mother earths natural wonders. We took the long way in via hwy 395 that took us past Mono Lake (cool pics to come) and up to the gates of Yosemite National Park ^9945^ feet up. We drove in and quite literally this is the first thing we saw (pic below) Towering mountain to the left and right partially frozen lake ringed by tall pine trees in the center and me knee deep in snow taking a series of pics. I was stunned by what I saw, sure I had seen pictures before and seen plenty of discovery channel shows etc but SHIT no photography, tv show or postcard captures the sheer beauty of this place. I had been here back in 1993 and sure it was gorgeous back then, but that was the height of summer and there was hardly any creeks/ lakes or waterfalls running, this time round there was frozen lakes, prairies covered in snow with cravace’s of clear trout filled water and snow in places we saw at least 6 feet deep, we kept stopping the car almost every 400 mtrs and gasping at what we were seeing.
Heres a pic, my first ever taken in snow and damn thats not as easy as I thought, there is so much glare. This image is one of 6 I took and I have no idea what or if I’ll use it. With a week to explore in Yosemite I may get better at snow exposure, plus I was like a 4 year old on xmas eve when I took this shot, a little overwhelmed and excited.