YOSEMITE VALLEY AFTER THE FIRST SNOW: TRANQUIL AND WILD
Yosemite Valley after the first snow is a different place than during the hectic summer months: the pace slows, the air grows still. This week, a coyote visited a meadow in search of small prey. Massachusetts native Jasmine Scalli was making her first visit to Yosemite. She grew up on the East Coast and is now living in San Diego, so her time in the snow allowed a chance to “get a little bit of feel of that winter.” Plus, she noted that the trees reminded her of her time in college in New Hampshire. “This is a little home away from home.”
In a full winter coat, a coyote hunts for mice and birds in a snowy Yosemite Valley meadow this week.
Massachusetts native Jasmine Scalli, right, now of San Diego, with friends Marie Foltier, left, and Anne Pervier, center, both of France, all on their first visit to Yosemite, have fun building a snowman in front of the chapel in Yosemite Valley on Tuesday.
The Merced River flows through Yosemite Valley past El Capitan, left, and Bridal Veil Falls, right center, on Tuesday.