04 October 2010

US West Coast Trip 2010: Yosemite National Park

4 hours drive from San Francisco city center, Yosemite National Park is a World Heritage Site.  

Excerpts from Wikipedia:

“Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity

We took a tour from San Francisco, costs USD$130 per pax (excluding tips). Expensive right?! What to do, its quite far and its certainly dangerous for us to drive all the way up to the mountain.

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The sky was really BLUE that day, I love the formation of clouds…Amazing!

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After the long drive, we were almost there!

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Check out the waterfall from afar! picture perfect with the burst of cloud at the top right corner of the picture!

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Upon arrival, we were left to explore the park on our own!

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We were in a forest! So rare for me to go into a forest!

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Our next destination was to get to the bottom of IT! the waterfall of course!

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Some introduction before reaching the waterfall


There we were! This picture was taken using my old camera as I cannot risk my DSLR! The water from the waterfall kept splashing towards us!


We thought that it was cold in the woods, turned out that it was HOT that day! wrong guess on our part

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Yosemite is also home to some cute animals !IF you look very carefully in this picture, you will be able to spot a deer! Tell me if you can spot it!

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attempted artistic shot using my Canon, can you tell the effects on the water?

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we had to walk 30mins to get to this beautiful lake

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so picturesque

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I enjoyed our day in Yosemite National Park very much even though I am not too much of an outdoor person! If you have extra time in San Francisco, I would recommend you going for this excursion!