Snow in Yosemite: Yosemite Panorama Photos 2014.12.22


Yosemite in Winter   By John P. DeGrazio  Winter is here and so is the snow. Recent storms have dumped over 3 feet of powder in the Yosemite high country. Here are a few panorama photos taken from a recent Yosemite Snowshoe Adventure. The hike begins at Badger Pass along the Glacier Point Road to Summit […]

Matterhorn Peak & Other Fall Images: Yosemite Panorama Photos 11.10.14


Autumn in Yosemite  By John P. DeGrazio  November is the perfect month to fall into the beauty of Yosemite National Park. Here are some panoramas from recent adventures at Matterhorn Peak and Yosemite Point up the Yosemite Falls trail. Although Matterhorn is in Yosemite National Park, the hike starts in the Eastern Sierra at Twin Lakes. […]

Here for Half Dome: Yosemite Panorama Photos 10.22.14


Make Yosemite Your Destination  By John P. DeGrazio  I had the opportunity to lead a late season Half Dome hike yesterday with a new friend, David from Singapore. While discussing what led David to Yosemite on his first visit to the United States, his story immediately impressed and inspired me. David comes from an island nation […]

Half Dome from Panorama Trail on the XTreme Hike: Yosemite Panorama Photos 9.29.14


Beams of Light Through the Clouds  By John P. DeGrazio  Once again, we were honored to lead the Northern California Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on their Xtreme Hike this past weekend. 37 hikers completed the hike from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point and raised over $80,000. Several continued on to Sentinel Dome, and some […]

Half Dome View on Yosemite 150th Anniversary


Yosemite 150 Year Celebration June 30, 2014   By John P. DeGrazio  Today, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. On this day in 1864 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant protecting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias for all time. We participated in many festivities in the Grove and the Valley amidst […]

Obscurity | Yosemite Panoramas 6.10.14


Obscure Photos From Better Known Locations  By John P. DeGrazio  Those who have shared time with me in the mountains know that our days are filled with equal parts photography, natural history, and laughter. At some point in the day, I often share a movie line stating it is my affliction to insert that quote into a situation where I feel it’s […]

Beauty at Every Stop: Yosemite Panorama Photos 6.6.14


Iconic Panoramas From Classic Locations  By John P. DeGrazio  Every day is a great day in Yosemite National Park. While our mission is to bring you to one area to truly appreciate and connect with the natural world of the park, we sometimes agree to lead multi-stop private trips to get a taste of adventure […]

Memorial Day: Yosemite Panorama Photos 5.26.14


Photos to Say Thank You from Yosemite National Park  By John P. DeGrazio  Today we remember all those who have given their lives to protect our freedom in the United States. Our national parks would not be available to us if not for the ultimate sacrifices made by these brave men and women. For that, we are […]

Up Arrow Panorama Photo Update: Wednesday Wanderings in Yosemite 5.7.14


Introducing a New Way to Use Your iPhone in Yosemite National Park  By John P. DeGrazio  Innovation is at the heart of every great artistic movement. Over the past three years, I’ve been amazed with the technological advancement of cameras, and phone cameras in particular. I currently own an iPhone 5 and will be looking […]

Give Me Liberty and Some Snow: Yosemite Panorama Monday 4.7.14


Photographing Panoramas of Nevada Fall and Liberty Cap  By John P. DeGrazio  Landscape panorama photography is becoming one of the more difficult challenges I am finding these days. The concept seems easy enough and the iPhone does a great job with ease of use of this feature. However, there are many challenges a photographer is […]

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