Wacky Weather Yosemite Weekend - December 2016
In early December 2016, I flew in to Los Angeles International Airport on a Friday morning to attend a hearing for one of my clients. My planned destination was not the most scenic part of California - Bakersfield (sorry to those of you that call it home). I was supposed to fly in and out the same day, however when I arrived, I received word from my paralegal that the judge rescheduled the hearing to Monday morning. Flying back home to Texas for the weekend was not efficient, both monetarily and in terms of travel time.
It was then that the words of Horace Greeley popped in my head, "Go East, Young Man...and grow up in the country." Of course Greeley said "West," but for me the compass pointed ...east, to Yosemite National Park. The weather forecast for YNP was supposed to be downright nasty....cold, and wet. But if there's one thing I've learned about landscape photography is that inclement weather can make for some truly amazing photographs. So I changed my flight, found lodging in Yosemite, and got my camera ready. I can't wait to go back as some of the roads (such as Glacier Point Road) were closed due to heavy snow.
If you're planning a trip to Yosemite, don't be afraid to go in December. The weather may be unpredictable, but the Rangers told me there are substantially less crowds.
This post catalogues some of the wonderful sites I captured with my lens on that impromptu, cold, yet absolutely amazing weekend in Yosemite. I hope you'll agree that it turned out to be a great weekend for photos after all.
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