Hands-down, if you want to spend time in Yosemite, you should stay in Yosemite. But I convinced myself that a long weekend at Autocamp’s new Yosemite site would be “research” on trailer living.
During a December trip to Yosemite, I was looking for a beautiful hike with minimal other hikers and opted for the Snow Creek Falls Trail.
Starting from Ahwahnee, I walked the loop trail over to Mirror Lake just after sunrise.
I encountered a coyote during a morning stroll. I painted. I ate more sandwiches. I considered the span of one year and what it meant for me and how that fit into the lifetime of this place.
translating this view of Yosemite Valley from my hike to the top of Eagle Peak in December. oil on a very large unstretched canvas
Finally had a chance to lay these flat and photograph them.
Acrylic ink, sumi ink, pencil, and oil pastel on paper
22 x 30 "