2015 Thanksgiving Reflections from Yosemite

Happy Thanksgiving from YExplore  By John P. DeGrazio Thankful for every opportunity to explore and share so many wonderful memories in Yosemite with so many incredible people from across the globe. Ever so grateful to share an adventure to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome with my mom, Marian DeGrazio. Happy Thanksgiving from YExplore and the … [Read more...]

Moonrise Over Ahwahnee: Yosemite Photo 2015.11.24

The Sunset and Moonrise from Tunnel View  By John P. DeGrazio After finishing my hike yesterday, I decided to drive up to Tunnel View for sunset. I had plenty of time to capture what I had hoped would be a special moment. Tripods had lined the wall and space was limited, but I managed to squeeze mine in to the right end of the queue next to … [Read more...]

Yosemite Trail Burritos with the National Geographic Digital Nomad

Exploring Hetch Hetchy with National Geographic By John P. DeGrazio   “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”–John Muir I've always been the kind of person to say yes to requests for my time often before knowing the details of the duties I am expected to perform. I like to think of it … [Read more...]

July 2015 Yosemite Instagram Month in Review

Instagram photographs from July 2015. Here are the most popular photos with 125 likes or … [Read more...]

Clouds Rest: Yosemite Panorama Photo 2015.07.16

Looking Down on Half Dome   By John P. DeGrazio  It's been a busy month which is a good thing. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are two from a recent hike up Clouds Rest. Sorry I don't have many more words to share as I'm heading back to Yosemite for more adventures. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Lembert Dome: Yosemite Panorama Photo 2015.07.06

The Payoff Pitch  By John P. DeGrazio  It's summertime in Yosemite National Park and as the Major League Baseball All Star Game approaches, I can't help but think of this classic baseball phrase. So here goes.It's a hot steamy day and it's time to step up to the plate. There are two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of your family … [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day 2015

The Pursuit of Happiness in Yosemite  By John P. DeGrazio 239 years ago, the founders of this nation held certain truths to be self evident "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." I read the Declaration of … [Read more...]

June 2015 Yosemite Instagram Month in Review

YExplore images on Instagram from June 2015. Here are our most popular photos with 120 likes or … [Read more...]

It Starts with One

YExplore Volunteer Day  By John P. DeGrazio Have you ever heard the expression "it starts with one"? My interpretation is that you only need one person to go along with you any time you would like to make a change in this world. Today was that type of day for our volunteer clean up Adopt A Highway project along Highway 120 just outside … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Waterfall Panos: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2015.06.09

Hiking the Mist Trail   By John P. DeGrazio   No matter what time you hike the Mist Trail in spring, you will be in for a treat. If you time it just right in late morning, you will see a mist bow on Vernal Fall. Here are photos from two separate recent trips up the most popular trail in Yosemite National Park. … [Read more...]

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