Spring time in Yosemite National Park

photo by brad haven

photo by brad haven

"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space." -Ansel Adams

PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

The waterfalls are a great and wonderful attraction in the Yosemite Valley.

falls - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

falls - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

  The "mist trail"  is so "misty" ...you can get soaked for sure!,

PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

The  Merced river when it is   full of melting snow.    What a grand impression as it flows through the valley and then down the hill.

river - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

river - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

valley - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

valley - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

Green Meadows

In the spring time, the valley meadow is  gorgeous . The grasses are tall and very green.   The grass is so tall, it is easy to overlook a deer laying down in the grass.

Deer - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

Deer - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

In the late afternoon they are easy to find as they feed in  the lush meadow.

mirror lake - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

mirror lake - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

Mirror Lake

If you are looking for a very easy hike, the Mirror lake trail is the one.  From bus stop #17, it is about a 2 mile round trip hike.  The lake is brimming full and wonderful.  While the water is ice cold, it looks very tempting to jump in.

Many have never gone

I am always so surprised how many folks I talk to in the Merced area who have never made the trip to Yosemite.  If this is you....or if it has been a while....Spring time in Yosemite is the best!

valley - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

valley - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

Road Conditions

Yosemite National Park  Daily Traffic Forecast :  http://www.nps.gov/applications/yose/traffic/

valley  - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

valley  - PHOTO BY BRAD HAVEN

You will enjoy Yosemite in the spring time because it is one of the most beautiful places on earth!

60 x 60 john muir
60 x 60 john muir

"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.   Wash your spirit clean."  John Muir