Time to Celebrate Winter in Yosemite
by John P. DeGrazio
The snow is here, it’s time to celebrate another winter in Yosemite National Park. As you may know, we have been pretty dry here in Yosemite for the past 2 years, but this winter has already been pretty promising in terms of precipitation. I was digging through a couple of old photos this morning and stumbled upon these 2 from a Yosemite Snowshoe Trek I made to Dewey Point in the fabled Winter of 2011. It was an epic year for snow, and we’re all hopeful for some big storms this winter and spring.
Getting to this point was worth the effort. It’s a 7 mile roundtrip hike that leads you through a couple of meadows, an undulating forest, and then finally, out to Dewey Point where you literally stand 3,200′ above Yosemite Valley. We had the added bonus of blazing the trail that day since we were the first to venture out that morning right after the huge storm. We were rewarded by being the first group to make it to the Point, and we were able to take photos of the undisturbed landscape.