Snow makes Yosemite a magical place. On sunny days, the snow lightens up meadows. On snowy days, it gets a grey gritty feeling.
It’s also much cheaper to stay in the winter time. Cedar Lodge in El Portal is my place to stay. It’s less than $100 per night during winter and it’s only 30 minutes away from the Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite. There is only one place closer and it’s quite a bit more expensive.
I timed my visit to coincide with the natural “Firefall” event that occurs for two weeks in late February. See the caption in the Firefall photo.
Here are my photos from this trip.