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Adventuring in Yosemite

Summer is here in California, which means sunshine and adventure for days…right? That’s what I had in mind when I was planning my trip to Yosemite National Park. In the days leading up to the trip, all we saw was rain and thunder storms in the forecast. Not gonna lie, this bummed me out pretty bad.

Driving into the park, all we could see was a thick layer of fog rolling in leading to little to no visibility on the road. We set up camp just before it started to pour and woke up to another blanket of fog. The first 2 days we dealt with some of the thickest fog I have ever seen in California, which made for some cool photographs but it wasn’t the sunshine filled park I was used to seeing.

 

We didn’t let the rain or fog stop us from exploring the park though. We threw on our waterproof shell jackets, rolled with the fog, and made it an adventure. By the third day, the fog lifted and the skies had cleared. Yosemite was back to the way I remembered it – blue skies with the golden sun beaming down on Half Dome, thundering waterfalls throughout the park, and majestic rainbows on nearly every hike.

Some of the best trips I’ve taken have been the ones with the most unforeseen complications. Those are the trips that have really made me appreciate the little things in life that we take for granted. And if you ask me, it sure makes for one epic adventure!

It seems like a lot of outdoor adventurers and photographers are heading to Yosemite this year... well there is definitely a reason why. Here's a trip report from the famed National Park courtesy of Tiffany Nguyen or @tiffpenguin as many of her fans know her on Instagram!

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