We’ve lived in Northern California for almost four years but this was our first time making it out to Yosemite. I’m not sure what took us so long to visit but I left wishing we would have gone sooner.
I assumed it would be something special considering that 4 million people from all over the world come to visit every year, yet somehow it still managed to exceed my expectations. The feeling you get when you stand amongst the enormous granite cliffs and cascading waterfalls is hard to put into words; it’s absolutely breathtaking.
Spring seemed like the best time to visit since the falls are pretty much guaranteed to be flowing and the summer crowds have yet to arrive. If you go at the right time, you’ll even see wildflowers and dogwoods in bloom.