Yosemite National Park, CA, March 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- John Muir once called Hetch Hetchy a “wonderfully exact counterpart” to Yosemite Valley, and the Yosemite Twin Valleys Waterfall Workshops on May 14-16 (www.yosemitetwinvalleys.com
) will offer nature enthusiasts and photographers unique opportunities to compare and contrast features of these grand landscapes through their own interpretive expressions. Activities will include photography seminars along with birding walks and other naturalist hikes throughout the twin valleys of Yosemite National Park.
James McGrew returns as the leader of the three day event, and he will be joined by several local Yosemite naturalists and professional photography guides. James and David Lukas will each lead an interpretive hike to launch the proceedings on May 14th that will serve as an introduction to the landscape and its rich history. A two day combined photography and naturalist workshop conducted by McGrew will begin on the 15th and will span both valleys. Alternately, several options of morning and evening light photo field sessions will be available on all three days from a faculty of well known Yosemite photographers. Central to all programs will be a focus on the spectacular waterfalls during their peak season. Walter Flint, a twenty-six year Yosemite veteran, will guide daily sessions focusing on "Rainbow and Reflections," and National Geographic photographer, Phil Schermeister will be directing his acclaimed Abstracts in Nature class from Yosemite Valley. Both Robb Hirsch and Joshua Cripps will share elements of composition with aspiring photographers in Hetch Hetchy. David Lukas will lend his expert knowledge of birds and Sierra ecology with outdoor enthusiasts who wish to discover the natural world of Yosemite. Other naturalist guides will be on hand to share countless discoveries from a different perspective.
The Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal will provide preferred lodging at a discounted rate and serve as the center for the event’s evening programs. Free slide show presentations and a photographic symposium will be hosted at the lodge’s on site banquet room.
A portion of the proceeds for these workshops will benefit both the Mariposa County Arts Council and the Central Sierra Arts Council of Tuolumne County.
Founded in 2006, Y explore Yosemite Adventures is a leading provider of professionally guided adventure hikes, nature excursions, and photography workshops in Yosemite National Park. The company is recognized as a top attraction on the TripAdvisor travel review website for providing innovative tours and creating personal experiences that connect outdoor enthusiasts to the natural world they encounter.