Sequoia/Yosemite National Park Photo Journal

June 1, 2016 4 Comments

I recently took a trip to Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park with a couple of my girlfriends and it was so incredible to get away from the business of life in LA and spend a few days unwinding in God’s beautiful creation. Here are a few photos from my time there, as well as some pointers for good hikes/things to see while in Yosemite. Enjoy!

One of my favorite hikes in the park is to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls. It is a strenuous 7 mile hike but well worth the view at the top. 
A shorter more moderate hike but with gorgeous views is the hike to
Taft Point
. It is only 2.2 miles round trip but offers sweeping views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls.
While we were there we got to see this man high lining 3,000 feet in the air. 
yosemite-highlining-forteebelloAfter hiking back from Taft Point make sure to drive up the Glacier Point road just a few miles to catch this gorgeous view at Glacier Point. 
Another beautiful National Forest I got to see for the first time on this trip was Sequoia. We only had one day there and didn’t get to do much hiking but the drive through was gorgeous. Here are a few photos.

I highly recommend stopping through to see Hume Lake just West of the exit out of Sequoia National Park. I absolutely wish we would have had the time to spend a couple of days camping and hiking the trails here.


Mandy Dobbelmann

Founder and editor of Forte E Bello. Mandy is writer, singer/songwriter, and music teacher with a love for life, people, adventure and living simply. She is passionate about using her gift for writing and music to be a voice for change.


  1. Reply

    Karen Johnson

    June 1, 2016

    What gorgeous photos! I’ll be heading there in July and hope there’s still water in the waterfalls. But even if not, the views look amazing!

    • Reply

      Mandy Dobbelmann

      June 2, 2016

      Thanks so much Karen! I hope you have a wonderful trip 🙂

  2. Reply


    June 6, 2016

    ☆☆☆☆☆ SUPERB FIVE STAR Captures!

    WOW, MANDY those photos you took of the majesty of God’s creation (the wildness shots) are a quiet, but solid proclamation of God’s existence.

    “For what can be known about God is perfectly plain to them, since God has made it plain to them: ever since the creation of the world, the invisible existence of God and his everlasting power have been clearly seen by the mind’s understanding of created things.”

    (Romans 1″19-20 Jerusalem Bible)

    … probably the first time, in my life, I spent more time looking at the nature photos vs. the babette photos!


    • Reply

      Mandy Dobbelmann

      June 15, 2016

      Thanks so much L.P.R Cardin! That means a ton. And I absolutely love that scripture. So beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing! And for your encouraging words 🙂