Backpacker Backstories: Yosemite Weekly Photos 6.05.13

Backpacking Through a Burnt Out Forest in Yosemite by John P. DeGrazio

A Week in the Woods

By John P. DeGrazio

Reaching the solitude of Yosemite’s wilderness is often the cure to life’s doldrums. We often share this magical place with many who sometimes feel worn down when they meet us and amazingly feel refreshed after hiking a 20+ miles in 3 days. Isn’t it funny how that works? You’d be surprised with what you can accomplish with such a rejuvenated spirit. Each of the last 2 groups I led into Yosemite’s Backcountry had members who shocked themselves by reaching new heights they thought they’d never achieve. I love capturing these moments with images. It’s fun to have our explorers pose for fun photos, but it’s even more rewarding when I can capture some of the essence of our trips without them even knowing.

2 of these images were taken from a Half Dome Backpack trip. We currently have some limited availability for 2 upcoming Half Dome Backpack Tours June 18-19 and July 1-2. We don’t anticipate them being available much longer but please feel free to contact us if you are interested.

Gazing at Half Dome by John P. DeGrazio


Reflection of a Yosemite Backpacker by John P. DeGrazio
Catching some Refreshing Mist from Vernal Fall

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