Living a Dream: Yosemite Photos 2015.05.23


Half Dome Through the Curtain    By John P. DeGrazio I was leading a Yosemite Adventure Hike at Glacier Point almost exactly a year ago when the weather began to turn. The rain came down in sheets as the crowd sought refuge in the only shelter for miles. It was a brief deluge, but many lingered inside the warm gift shop even after the rain … [Read more...]

Half Dome Rainbow: Yosemite Photos 2015.05.22


Glacier Point on a Rainy Day  By John P. DeGrazio We're experiencing some welcome wet weather in the Sierra this May. Every little bit will help our California drought. The precipitation has affected our Yosemite hiking adventures in a positive way by creating more dramatic skies for interesting photographs. Here is one I was able to take … [Read more...]

YExplore Has a New Home in Groveland CA


Announcing Our New Location at Mountain Sage For the past 5 years, I have had discussions with Robb Hirsch about finding a way to build better relationship between YExplore and Mountain Sage. Robb is a lead photographer for our Yosemite Photo Workshops and his fine art photography prints hang in a gallery at Mountain Sage. We've had several … [Read more...]

Mirror Lake in Spring: Yosemite Photos 2015.05.12


Rainy Day Photography From Yosemite   By John P. DeGrazio At the heart of every adventure is a distinct awareness and appreciation of the unknown. Eagerness and anticipation rule the day as an adventurist will envision impending success at the end of the trail. Weather plays a major role in determining how attainable one's goals will … [Read more...]

Happy Mothers Day from Yosemite 2015


Mothers Day Adventures Happy Mothers Day to all the moms of the world. We think hiking to a waterfall in Yosemite National Park would be a great way to celebrate. No matter what adventure you choose, we hope you enjoy your day immensely. … [Read more...]

April 2015 Yosemite Instagram Month in Review


Here are some of our most popular Instagram Photos from April 2015. Please click on our logo and follow us … [Read more...]

Happy 177th Birthday John Muir: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2015.04.21


Retracing Muir's Footsteps on the North Rim  By John P. DeGrazio It's not every day you get to follow a legend. This past week I had the opportunity to follow the path of the greatest Yosemite legend of all time, John Muir. It's only fitting that we honor him on what would have been his 177th birthday today, April 21.John Muir wrote … [Read more...]

Return to Normalcy: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2015.04.10


Back in the Swing of Things  By John P. DeGrazio It's been a hectic month in and out of Yosemite to Red Rocks, the Grand Canyon, SoCal, and a stop at the Marin Headlands. I haven't had many opportunities to create unique panorama photos in Yosemite recently, but that should change as spring turns into summer and we have more access to some … [Read more...]

Adventure Day with My Daughter: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2015.03.17


Explore Nature with Your Children   By John P. DeGrazio If I had a dollar for every Facebook post with a generic proclamation about how kids make their parents proud, I'd be a rich man. Facebook seems to be inundated with these types of posts that end with share if you are proud of your daughter or son. I find irony in these posts because … [Read more...]

Out There

Echo Lake from Echo Peak #3, Yosemite National Park

The Three Rs of Being "Out There"  By Alex Ainley I have spent the last seven hours inside my solo tent. There is an enormous storm blowing furiously outside. Wind is ripping at my tent almost rhythmically, pounding and snapping succeeding in testing her fortitude. I am nestled comfortably in my bag munching on some rustic kitchen hodgepodge … [Read more...]

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