Saturday, 30 August 2014

Travel: Yosemite National Park, California


Today's post is another instalment of my 5 week road trip around America, this time about Yosemite. First of all, it is one of the most picturesque places in the world. The drive up to the national park itself was stunning. With every turn there was yet another spectacular view; I must have said "wow!" about a hundred times! It was a winding road, up a mountain, surrounded by trees and rivers all the way, and we reached 5000 feet.

Yosemite Valley was very impressive and it was amazing to be just at one with nature and surrounded by all that natural beauty. We got a little shuttle bus to the bottom of one of the many hikes that you can do, and when we departed the bus a deer was just casually eating leaves at the bus stop! It didn't even flinch as we got off the bus, and it was only about 2 metres away!

We hiked up the Upper Yosemite Falls trail to get a view of the impressive waterfall, which is the highest one in North America. The treck itself was very challenging and steep, probably more so than we anticipated, but that made it even more worth it when we reached the top. I felt proud of myself for doing it. We also had a great view of the famous 'Half Dome', Yosemite's most iconic peak.

We were shattered when we got back down to the ground, not to mention very dirty! We felt exhausted but pleased with ourselves, like we'd really achieved something. It was an incredible experience and one that I would highly recommend.

Rosy x

14 comments:

  1. This sounds and looks incredible! I'd love to travel America and Yosmite National Park has been on my bucket list for so long. As soon as I've saved up enough money, I'm on my way! And well done for trekking up the trail - it sounds like hard work, but you must be so proud of yourself!
    Daniela xo | danielascribbles.co.uk

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  2. beautiful! i'd love to go there some day. you are so lucky!

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  3. WOW you lucky thing I would love to travel one day it looks breath taking, not sure I am fit enough for trekking just yet ;)! xxx

    Blonde of carbs

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  4. just look at that waterfall! absolutely beautiful pictures + thanks for sharing via twitter, glad to pop by your blog once again!

    WISH UPON A SMILE

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  5. You have beautiful photos hun! Xx

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  6. I am unbelievably jealous of you getting to go on such an amazing trip!!! Your photos are beautiful

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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  7. Sounds lovely! Such amazing pictures!
    Summer x

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  8. Oh wow, you're giving me total travel envy! Such gorgeous photographs!
    You have a new follower, just FYI xx

    francesca | on-thebias | fashion, beauty, lifestyle

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  9. such beautiful photographs! I live in CA and still have not been to Yosemite...

    Arianne | http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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  10. These photo's are so beautiful, and that waterfall is pretty impressive! I've always wanted to visit Yosemite, it look's so perfect, seeing your photo's has confirmed how much I *need* to go!
    Off to read the rest of your posts on your America trip (and be incredibly jealous haha) xx

    S j m w e l l

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  11. I went to Yosemite years ago, its such a beautiful place! You are making me want to go back nowww :) xx

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  12. Wow looks lovely! That waterfall looks beautiful. I'm going to do Route 66 with my boyfriend next year...can't wait! :D xx

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  13. Oh my goodness! I did a post not too long about about the Top 5 national parks I want to see and this was my #1! It looks majestically, your photos are amazing. Maybe one day I'll make it there!

    Best wishes, Danielle x
    http://underlandtowonderland.blogspot.com/

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  14. Yosemite National Park is the major tourist attraction in the world. Your blog attract the attention for all blog visitors. I have visited there before my boston washington bus tours. This park is a national park located primarily in the U. S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It is the oldest, largest and most popular National Park in the continental United States. It has covered Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Valley. You can enjoy hiking, boating, biking and fishing that place. Few places on earth offer so many scenic and scientific interests in one area.

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