Winter Sunset on Half Dome
Yosemite National Park, California, USA | by arbabi

Yosemite National Park, US by Jason Branz
Yosemite, near Yosemite Falls and Curry Village
submitted by: starofcali, thanks!
Horsetail Firefall
Yosemite National Park, California, USA | by Rob Kroenert


Yosemite National Park - Glacier Points & Pohono Trail (more places to go and see

A friend of mines dropped me off here to celebrate a birthday in the only way we know how … climbing things. This was suppose to be thirteen miles, but it became twenty miles thanks to “detour.” Elevation changes is 3000 feet. Excuse my bad photos … I only have a phone. It is weird looking at the last photo, I was on that flat top a few weeks ago. The granite monoliths in Yosemite are always so interesting to look at.


Yosemite National Park, California  - Lower Yosemite Falls (more places to go and see) 
I hiked the entirety of the falls a few years ago when I began university. It is nice to return in the winter.
Yosemite Valley is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. It was once the home of Pauite and Ahwahnechee people until the Gold Rush era in the 19th Century. The Ahwahnechee were considered by both the Pauite and White American settlers as ‘violent,’ and were given the name yohhe’meti (“they are the killers”). Eventually their village was burned and sent to Freshno on a reservation. A few returned to the Valley, but were in trouble after attacking miners, they fled to Mono Lake and stayed with the local tribe, until they were caught stealing horses. Eventually the Ahwahnechee were killed by the Mono tribe. The United States government declares their tribe ‘extinct.’ Who knew such a pretty place had a dark history. 
Here is a good song for this dark place.

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley

Rainbow and Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite National Park (by ThorsHammer94539)
Opaque  by  andbamnan