Yosemite gal
First Chinook salmon reported in Codornices Creek, photo by Drew Goetting, http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/12/05/first-chinook-salmon-sighting-reported-in-codornices-creek/

First Chinook salmon reported in Codornices Creek, photo by Drew Goetting, http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/12/05/first-chinook-salmon-sighting-reported-in-codornices-creek/

Steven M. Bumgardner makes another great one! I am drawn to Yosemite’s granite landscape, it’s a soulful place where light and rock and water write a unique poetry. Here is the story behind the scenery. (via Studying Granite At Yosemite National Park, The Video | National Parks Traveler)

Steven M. Bumgardner makes another great one! I am drawn to Yosemite’s granite landscape, it’s a soulful place where light and rock and water write a unique poetry. Here is the story behind the scenery. (via Studying Granite At Yosemite National Park, The Video | National Parks Traveler)

First snow in Yosemite! Great winter storm up here. Check out the Yosemite Conservancy’s webcams for Half Dome painted in white. 

First snow in Yosemite! Great winter storm up here. Check out the Yosemite Conservancy’s webcams for Half Dome painted in white. 

Blissful day in Glacier Canyon on the border of Yosemite and gazing at Mt Dana and its glacier, hiking with the company of many frogs, a bear or two lurking in the forest, several loud Clark’s Nutcrackers, one grouse, and a few chirping, yet elusive pika.

Blissful day in Glacier Canyon on the border of Yosemite and gazing at Mt Dana and its glacier, hiking with the company of many frogs, a bear or two lurking in the forest, several loud Clark’s Nutcrackers, one grouse, and a few chirping, yet elusive pika.

Happy birthday to my favorite place on earth—Yosemite! On October 1, 1890, Congress made you a national park.

Happy birthday to my favorite place on earth—Yosemite! On October 1, 1890, Congress made you a national park.

novapova:

California is cool.

novapova:

California is cool.

errbodylikeike:

And this, my friends, is why I am a California Supremacist 

Nope, the climate isn’t changing at all……..I was hiking at 12,000 feet in January in shorts, now I’ll be swimming in October.
Nope, the climate isn’t changing at all……..I was hiking at 12,000 feet in January in shorts, now I’ll be swimming in October.