Incredibly proud of @maryeuline
for getting accepted into her nursing program. She’s been working so hard and has been making sacrifices to accomplish her goals. There’s no doubt in my mind that she’ll conquer this next stage in her life. I love you Mary. Glad I have someone who inspires me to be better every day
Half Dome, full spectrum. ✌️🌈
🌈🌈 on the mist trail - grateful to my friends who remind me to stop and look around while hiking, because I would have missed this on the way down otherwise. So many life lessons out there. #stopandsmelltheroses #orseetherainbows
Lights below and lights above. It’s just magical all around 🙌🏼
Please go to Yosemite sometime
Itching for another Yosemite trip!
My favorite place to escape the hectic city life🌲🍂🌨 #tranquility
Fire at Yosemite National Park 🔥 🌲
On Saturday, July 14th 2018 around 6pm, a huge fire started near Yosemite West. Columns of revolving smoke invaded the Yosemite Valley and scared the visitors. The smoke was very dense on July 15th and 16th, but the tourist and trekkers from all over the world kept their scheduled and visited the smoky Yosemite Valley. This picture was taken on road 41, a few miles before Wawona.
#yosemite #fire #woodsonfire #smoke #nature #nationalparks #onfire #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitenps
Backpacking trips dont always work the way you had planned. What was originally a 14 mile round trip to Young Lakes ended up turning into a 2 mile "we gave your permit to someone else because you didn't pick it up on time" jaunt up to May Lake. We got our money's worth the next day however, hiking farther inland to some spectacular views of Yosemite and Tuolumne!
She came to an open glade and saw the stream, bright as glass, running across the turf a stone’s throw away
I'm so sad to hear that this beautiful place is covered in smoke and threatened with fire. 😟 🔥
My best wishes to the firefighters who are working hard to protect Yosemite Valley and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Forest. 🌲🚒
We have traveled to Yosemite and Tuolumne Meadows many times and understand that fire is key to a healthy ecosystem. Fire clears away underbrush making space for new growth, provides nutrients to the soil, and stimulates pine tree sprouts.🌲🚒⚡ Thunderstorms and small fires are just apart of nature's cycle. .
Its the lack of rain and small fires though that causes build up of dead trees and brush to pile up, effectively making California's forests a tinder box. Coupled with increasing summer heat 🌞, California is prime for large scorching hot fires. 🔥🔥
Fires that result in not only damage to the environment but to people, homes, and infrastructure.🏡👪
We can only ask that as your outdoors, enjoying nature, be mindful of your fires to protect these beautiful spaces for others to come 😊
As we prepared to leave Glacier Point after a long day, we saw a few people standing in ditch near the restrooms. It was kind of odd, so we asked them what was happening and they mentioned that they caught a glimpse of a bear but it just walked off.
Of course, we had gone from exhausted to ready to spot in the span of 15 seconds. We walked to the start of the Four Mile Trail which was in the direction that the bear was headed.
Before long, we spotted not one but two bears (mom and cub)!! They were calm and eating the grass. They definitely knew we were there but didnt seem to mind us. We kept a safe distance and had the privilege of being alone with them for a solid 10 minutes before being joined by others. What an unexpected surprise!
Big papa @buckyedor
twisting up a fatty feet-first sequence on Pansy Tank, V10.
Astronomy society brought their large telescopes at Glacier point, Yosemite national park. This happens every Saturday in summer.
Every year that I spend guiding in @yosemitenps
, I try to focus on something new to study. My first year was just learning the layout of the park. Then human history, followed by geology and then forced to learn about fire ecology last year. This year I’ve been focusing on flower identification(common names, at least). It’s been a fun adventure to focus on small scenes of beauty in this land of grand views. #thanksjohnmuirlaws
I wish I could find these guys and give them this picture!!