Matt Purciel Photography
Yosemite Winter Wonderland

Yosemite Winter Wonderland

Sierra storms can transform Yosemite into a winter wonderland. Winter can be enchanting experience in Yosemite National Park. This time of year the normal tourists are gone and what is left is the peace and solitude of the majestic Yosemite Valley. The weather is still something of a crap shoot, as Sierra storms can blanket the valley at any time, but if you time it right you’re blessed with a winter wonderland. The winter storms can dump feet of white snow coating the entire Yosemite Valley in white powder painting the forests, the granite peaks of El Capitan, the Cathedral Rocks, Half Dome and the rest of Yosemite’s icons. That afternoon the timing was perfect, as we grabbed our cameras, and shot away as the storm clouds passed revealing this winter wonderland.