Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park in California is a great place to take photos and get some exercise at the same time.

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If you’re going to Yosemite National Park, be prepared to work your legs; walking is the main mode of transportation here. The Diana F+ is an excellent camera to take on a hike because it weighs nearly nothing.

I was there at the end of July in 2011. My first adventure was a hike to Vernal Fall. (My wife took this photo of me at the trailhead.)

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The first section of the trail is very steep for a long time. Once you get over the hill and to the bridge the view of the waterfall is nice.

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Continuing on from the bridge is the Mist Trail which takes you to the top of the waterfall. It’s called the Mist Trail for a reason, I got soaked on the way up.

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Here are some photos at the top of Vernal Fall.

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From here, Nevada Falls is already visible. I was tempted to hike to the top of it, but there were some clouds coming in and I didn’t want to get caught in a storm.

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On my hike back, I took the John Muir Trail. The Mist Trail is really slippery and walking down it would have been treacherous, plus I didn’t want to get soaked again. I passed some horses on the way down.

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For scenic views of the valley, Glacier Point is the place to go. I intended to make the 4.5 mile hike (one-way) from the valley floor to Glacier Point but got lost on the way to the trailhead after being given bad directions by a shuttle bus driver. This gave me an opportunity to explore the valley.

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After walking a few miles back to my cabin I decided to take the easy way up and got in my car and drove to Glacier Point. It’s a 32-mile drive on a twisty mountain road. At the top, the views were amazing.

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I took the lens off my Diana and got some pinhole photos too.

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One plus to driving up is that I was able to bring my Rolleicord, which is too heavy to take on hikes.

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My lodging was a cabin in Curry Village. Nestled among trees even the view from the cabin porch was quite a sight.

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Curry Village has a swimming pool. Here’s what it looks like from the inside of the restaurant.

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If you go to Yosemite bring lots of film, some pills for your sore legs, and try not to take too many photos of squirrels. I was strong and took only one.

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written by jojomelons on 2011-09-28 in #world #locations

7 Comments

  1. lyndxe
    lyndxe ·

    stunning photos!! this makes me miss living in CA.

  2. lilo
    lilo ·

    Great article with nice photos! I remember the pain and joy of hiking up to Half Dome, I also remember nearly abandoning my heavy Canon up there ;)

  3. yourheartsdesire
    yourheartsdesire ·

    Gorgeous photos, I love them! I want to get a Diana F+ now (and go to Yosemite, of course!). what kind of film was used, I wonder?

  4. jojomelons
    jojomelons ·

    I used Kodak Portra 160 and Fuji Provia 400X.

  5. feelux
    feelux ·

    Great photos and lomolocation! :D

  6. feelux
    feelux ·

    Oh and I love the photo of the falls with a little rainbow on it :)

  7. tskotcher
    tskotcher ·

    this is really great!

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