Yosemite - President's weekend

Yeah!  It's that time of the year again to shoot Yosemite with its winter coat! We will be celebrating the wonderful winter in Yosemite for three nights.

Plan to get to arrive on Friday; Saturday we'll go into the park, do some site seeing, photography and maybe some hiking or snowshoeing depending on conditions. The park also offers a Ansel Adams photo walk every Saturday morning at 9:00. On Sunday we can either going back into park or find good photography near our accommodations. We'll drive home on Monday. There is no limit to winter photography in Yosemite!!! You can plan your own adventures as well. Park entrance fee is $20 (per car) but good for the whole time we are there.

We are staying at the Yosemite Bug Hostel, in a co-ed house that sleeps 10. The beds have sheets and blankets but a sleeping bag is not a bad thing to bring for extra warmth if needed. There is a full kitchen so you can cook if you do not want to eat out each day. The café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The cost is $115 for the weekend for accommodations. We'll arrange carpooling as we get closer to the event.

The RSVP will be wait listed until I receive a check for the full $115. Once you RSVP, I'll send you an email with mailing instructions for the check.  You will be moved to a full Yes RSVP upon receipt of your check.  The space is limited to 10 people, so send you money in quickly if you are seriously interested in attending this event.

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  • yewneeklymee

    Thank you Angela for an exciting and memorable weekend.

    February 19, 2013

  • Debbie

    It was fun hanging out with the group and getting to know everyone. Thanks Angela for organizing.

    February 19, 2013

  • Linus

    Majestic scenery, a must for all outdoors photographers. Thanks to selfless Angela for her superb organizational skill. It was also quite a fun trip with great people. :)

    February 18, 2013

  • Ebie

    A fun and enjoyable photographing opportunities! Great time with great fellow explorers!

    February 18, 2013

  • Elena

    Exellent, thank you Angels! It was fun to be in a great company of photographers!

    February 18, 2013

  • Dolores

    Had a great time. Thank You Angela

    February 18, 2013

  • Elena

    Angela: thank you so much for all your hard work organizing, coordinating, and dealing with all of us!

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Kim

    Is there overnight parking at the carpool location?

    February 11, 2013

    • Angela W.

      Yes, no worries about leaving your car.

      1 · February 12, 2013

    • Ralph V.

      Yes your car will be ok

      1 · February 12, 2013

  • Elena

    I will be driving with a friend on Friday after work and staying until Sunday evening. Will be shooting Fire Falls on Sat.

    February 12, 2013

  • Kim

    I am, near 133 and El Toro.

    February 8, 2013

    • Kim

      Sure, I'll email you my address.

      February 9, 2013

    • Dolores

      Thank you

      February 9, 2013

  • Dolores

    Elena, Kim, Debbie, Patty do any of you live in Aliso Viejo,
    Laguna hills . We can car pool down to fountain Valley.

    February 8, 2013

  • Angela W.

    Hi Ryan, not this year, however, I will consider it for future years, thanks!

    February 8, 2013

  • Ryan

    can we get a bigger place so more people can go?

    February 8, 2013

  • Kim

    For those interested in a basic snowshoeing class: 1/30/2013 7:00 - 8:30 PM PST. Join the experienced REI staff for a class on the basics of snowshoeing. They will focus on the appropriate selection of gear as well as the basics on what you need and where to go to get started.

    Location: Tustin REI and it's free

    January 30, 2013

  • Angela W.

    I'm really excited about this event and looking forward to seeing some old friends I haven't seen in a while, and making some new friends. I'll start to circulate an email in a couple of weeks to help with carpools to Yosemite. Anyone willing to drive, please email me your information. Regarding a packing list, under the "More" tab on our site, one of the drop down options is "Files." Under files there is a packing checklist for cold weather events.

    If people are interested in snowshoeing, please let me know, I can find some fun, simple trails for us to snowshoe. Thanks!

    January 1, 2013

  • Ebie

    Would anybody have a checklist on what to bring under cold weather conditions, i.e. when it snows? Thanks!

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to see Yosemite covered in white again. So beautiful and peaceful. Thanks for my RSVP confirmation Angela.

    January 1, 2013

  • Dolores

    Thank you Angela for my RSVP.

    I also live in Aliso Viejo, and would like to carpool and share the cost.

    December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for my RSVP, Angela :) I live in Aliso Viejo. I'd like to carpool, will share the cost and can leave anytime.

    December 31, 2012

  • Nataliya

    sorry, I forgot I have tickets to go to Kenny G concert on February 15th.

    December 27, 2012

  • Ed

    I will be in Yosemite already the first of the week.

    December 27, 2012

  • Sarah M.

    I'm probably going to go that week... I can't really take off the 15th from work, but have the rest of that week off.... maybe I will bump into some of you.

    December 27, 2012

  • Dezirae E.

    Hi Angela! Hope all is well. Where Can I send a check? I had sooooooo much fun last time!

    December 27, 2012

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