David and Chris Wilkins planning and co-ordination made great photos as easy as point, focus and shoot. They scouted out some fabulous areas such as Tunnel View and Valley View, both of which were breath taking. Holly Peskin also found some very interesting mushrooms in the forest that allowed us to hone our macro skills.
Another highlight of the trip was getting some amazing shots of the moon rising over Half Dome. However, it took some timely cooperation from Mother Nature. When the group arrived at Tunnel View both Half Dome and the snow-covered mountain beyond it (Clouds Rest) were socked in by clouds. Then, just before the moon began to ascend, the clouds lifted and everyone was able to get some terrific pictures of the moon over Yosemite.
Others who participated were Nan and Brent Carder, Pam and Wayne Staley, Tina Crowe, Holly’s husband Sam and Sandi Lieder.
During the three day event the group had a wonderful lunch at the beautiful and historic Ahwahnee Hotel and enjoyed other meals at the food court, the Mountain Cliff Restaurant and the Mountain Room Lounge.
The rooms at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls were spacious, rustic and comfortable. We are already looking forward to a potential field trip to Yosemite National Park next year.