Monday, October 03, 2016

Fall Foliage in Bishop Creek

Time flew fast. It has been 5 years since the last time we've been to Bishop creek area for leaf peeping. We travel to Eastern Sierra for fall foliage every year, just not this area. This time, it is more like spur of the moment. We've heard the report that is really good. So we just pack up and leave. No planning, we just go and come back the same day. And we glad that it turns out to be so amazing.

This time is the best year ever yet. We normally see aspens turn yellow or light orange. But this year color is so intense. Deep orange and red leaves are every where. Some groves have many colors ranging from green, lime, to yellow, orange, deep orange and red.

It is much better than we hope for. Some people say that we're crazy for driving 5 hours to Bishop and 5 hours back within a day just to see some foliage. But to us, the trip is worth it. After this trip, we plan to do this every year. When the time comes, just go without any hesitate.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Fiery Sky on Lake Tahoe Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe is always beautiful regardless of the seasons. We've been to Emerald bay many times but it never fails to amaze us. Over the labor day weekend, we took a trip here again. I planed to stop here for sunset but we didn't expect much because there was not any cloud in the forecast. But to our surprise, we had a few high clouds in the sky. The weather was nice and the sunset was amazing. We got lucky again.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Spring & Summer In Yosemite National Park

Sunset on Tuolumne Meadow

We're back after a long hiatus due to personal reasons. It's already summer in California and most places are either too hot or too crowded. So we decided to go to East Yosemite following the Tioga Pass. East side of the park is relatively less crowded compare to the valley. It was supposed to be sunny sky but we got lucky and there was a small storm coming in. We had a lot of cloud in the sky which mostly cleared out by sunset. Tuolumne meadows are the most famous location in this side of the park. Due to its high elevation, it's still Spring with wildflowers and green grass cover the whole area.

The next day, we went to the valley to go to Glacier point. The traffic was horrible. It took 3 hours to get out of the valley (only 10 miles road). But we made the most out of the situation and hiked around waiting for traffic to thin out. It was bad to go on July 4th weekend, the busiest day of the year in Yosemite. But we made it. We got to Glacier point about 30 minutes before sunset; yet, there was no parking. We parked in Washburn point and walked down instead. Despite all the traffics, we had a wonderful time at the park. We plan to go back there this fall. Hopefully, we can enjoy it even more with less people.