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Monday, November 2, 2015

CLASSIC TRIP: Yosemite's Fall Colors

Yosemite is always a beautiful place but throughout the year it sports a different wardrobe.  The summer brings throngs of tourists and a great mass of exposed flesh among the washed-out summer hues.  Spring brings wildflowers sprinkled among the carpet of the forest.  In winter, it hides under a stark but beautiful blanket of white.

When the chill of fall arrives is when the park really shows its true colors.  So put a log on the fire, grab a mug of your favorite hot drink and come on along for the tour.

At the top of the page is a view of Yosemite Falls framed by a rainbow of foliage.

It had rained the day before so Yosemite Falls...the tallest in the country...was really flowing good.

The pond in front of the Awahnee Lodge provided a quiet place for reflection.

Just a random shot with the fall colors in front of the more evergreen pine trees here.

Half Dome was shrouded in the remnants of the Veteran's Day rainstorm.  There was a light dusting of snow on top.

Sorry, I don't know the name of this precipice but it looms over the Awahnee Lodge.

And we wrap up the tour with this cozy sight in front of the Awahnee.  Just makes you want to cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate in front of the huge fireplace in their lobby.

Copyright 2010 - Darryl Musick


  1. such beautiful fall colors. i hope, one day, i can go to yosemite and shoot as well.

  2. Beautiful photos. Fall is my favorite time for hiking because of all the colors.

  3. I am definitely jealous of this! Every day, I go online to check out the status of the colors here in northern California. Right now, nearly everything is the perfect color! Hope to be able to check out the colors this weekend but Yosemite is a fantastic spot to do a little leaf peeping!

  4. What a terribly beautiful time of year to visit Yosemite!

    Your pictures of the Autumn colours and poetic descriptives made me want to be there.

    ~ Emme