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Quarantine Daydreams: A Yosemite Escape in Photos

Have a Yosemite Adventure On Us … In Photos

A reminder of what to look forward to when coronavirus passes.

No two ways about it—self-distancing is a bummer. Exploratory spirits are not made for confined spaces, and weeks into the COVID quarantine, we face a new health threat—stir-craziness. Luckily, our guides have captured lots of visuals in their time on-trail to help us escape the indoors, if only with our minds, for now. Enjoy this vicarious vacation; the real thing is out there waiting!

We’ll be back soon enough, Yosemite.

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Summer campers climb the cables to summit Half Dome on a bluebird day last spring.

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A couple enjoying a guided day hike of the Nevada Fall Loop finds gold at the end of the rainbow on Mist Trail.

Photo by LA guide, Will Heaps

Snow plants, some of the most bizarre and brilliant gems of the Sierras, are a specimen rarely spotted outside of California’s forest floors. LA guide Will Heaps captures an ephemeral trio, unicorns in the Yosemite high country.

Photo by LA guide, Marina Neal

Young Adventurers look down upon a world of wonder atop the towering walls of Yosemite Valley.

Photo by Kara Maceross

LA guide Nick Estrada finds the world’s prettiest kitchen and sets up the MSR WhisperLite stove to prep dinner with a view.

Photo by LA guide, Shelby Lowman

The mighty Matthes Crest glows in golden hour beyond a picturesque campsite for our High Country Adventurers.

Photo by Maddison Hodge

An alpenglow cap on Half Dome as viewed from the Snow Creek overlook never fails to captivate an audience.

Photo by Mike Misselwitz

A guest of our guided backpacking trip finds reprieve from the sun in his OR Interstellar Bivy, strumming one of our favorite trail toys, a Kala ukulele.

What beats ending the day with a sunset view from the top of Half Dome? Maybe the customary dinner at dusk that your guides are prepping below the cables? A cherry on top, nonetheless.

Photo by Lucie Hladik

Channeling chi between Clouds Rest and Half Dome, spirits 10,000 feet high.

Photo by LA guide, Nick Estrada

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