Having Yosemite a couple hours drive away from the Bay Area, you would've expected that I have been to Yosemite before, but up until this trip, I hadn't. I'm sure you can imagine that, as a photographer, my bucket list of things I wanted to do and see in Yosemite was pretty extensive.
Somehow, we managed to do a lot within three days. Everything from conquering Yosemite's famous Half Dome hike, shooting incredible sunrises even through the wildfire haze, and hanging out and relaxing at our sweet Glamping Hub cabin where we stayed (definitely check them out if you ever need to find rentals around nature).
First order of business: Half Dome. We left early in the morning— getting up by 4:30 AM and heading up the trailhead at 5:45. Two waterfalls, six sandwiches, almost five thousand feet in elevation gain, and one climb up the cables later, we made it to the top of Half Dome.
After we tackled the Half Dome hike,
we rewarded ourselves by taking it easy during the rest of our trip. This included catching sunrises at Tunnel View and Taft Point, picnicking along the shores of Tenaya Lake, and exploring through the meadows in the valley.
If I'm being honest though,
we probably spent the most amount of time relaxing at our Glamping Hub cabin (you can check out their other cabin rentals here). Admittedly, this was mostly due to how my legs felt like jelly post-Half Dome hike, but it was nice staying in where we got to make food together, play a lot of beer pong, battle each other in board games, and sleep in. And let's be real: it's hard to part with good wifi.
Cheers from our Yosemite cabin.