August 2001

Stephan and I, we took our first Yosemite trip in 2001.



August 2008 -  Second trip


June 2011 - Third trip


   We also had the pleasure to drive his new toy which we had picked up in Leipzig in February.


The waterfalls are at their best in spring and here they are:

Bridalveil Falls



Ribbon Fall And Sentinel Fall

Yosemite Fall

Half Dome     


El Capitan      &      Mt Hoffman


Hotel Ahwanee and tourist transportation


Flowers in the park


Amazing waters of Yosemite


  May 2012  -  Fourth trip

Mom and dad Wengers visiting -  and another trip to Yosemite.

We stayed at Ahwahnee and I took this amazing photo from our room.  No filters or photoshop!

Yosemite Falls


Tunnel View with Half Dome El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls


    We also got to see some of the animals of Yosemite :  A raggedy coyote, a baby bear that took refuge behind a tree and several deer


We hiked to the skirts of Bridalveil Falls and promptly got wet.


Tree roots grabbing onto rocks for stability

Olmsted Point and Mono Lake [below]


Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and O'Shaughnessy Dam





October 2018 - 5th trip and Halloween with family [See Family for more pictures]

Thanks to Ben's planning our trip included a train ride, a jeep ride, and a night hike from Tenaya Lodge.

We also visited the Mariposa Grove below are:

'The California Tunnel tree'  -  'The Bachelor and three Graces'  -  'The Fallen Monarch'  -  Grizzly Giant'

Deer in action


Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point and vicinity

View of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome in October



Wild fire devastation [left]    and    fresh branches [right]

Our jeep ride was exciting and exhilarating - it included clearing fallen trees, hiking to in the beautiful Sierra National Forest and getting dusty to our cores.

We took the Bull Buck Trail and hiked to a solitary giant sequioa which according to our guide was spared by loggers because it was the largest in the forest.


Wildfire devastation and the largest standing dead tree in the forest or may be ever.


Bass Lake


We ended the trip with a flight back to San Francisco

Additional Yosemite 2018-10 pictures : Family

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