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Fall 2020 Photo Contest Winners

January 22, 2021

Yosemite Forest Rays of Sunshine (Dave M.)

Wow! So many great guest photos and memories from our Fall photo contest, Favorite Yosemite Memories.

From birthday wishes to Yosemite’s night skies, Alpenglow sunsets to just the cutest little critters, there was truly something for everyone this time around.

Thank you to all who shared, and to all who cast their votes.  Your participation not only makes it fun for us, but it helps everyone keep #YosemiteDreaming when they need it most.

Here we congratulate the winners and share a few honorable mentions that we loved.  We hope you do too!

Winners with the most Votes

Happy Birthday Wishes at the Evergreen (Greta S.)1st Place: Greta S.
658 points

Happy Birthday Wishes
Prize: 2-night stay

GS: “All of the people at Evergreen are so wonderful. They all wanted to make sure that our vacation was a great one. Some of the best customer service I have ever encountered.”

EGL: Congratulations on your big win, Greta, and a big thank you to all your friends and family who participated in the contest. There’s some serious wish-making going on in this photo that we can all relate to.  Way to capture the moment! We appreciate your kind words, and are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us.  We hope we helped make some wishes come true for all of you!

Baby's First Evergreen Snow (Ian I.)Runner Up: Ian I.
590 points

Baby’s First Evergreen Snow
Prize: 1-night stay

II: “First family vacation with the baby at Evergreen Lodge! Place is all inclusive and is super easy for our family to stay there!”

EGL: Now that’s a happy family moment!  We look forward to many more happy family vacations with you and your budding explorer!

Fall Pumpkin Fun (Devra R.)2nd Runner Up: It’s a Tie!
579 points each

Devra R.
Fall Pumpkin Fun
Prize: 1-night stay

DR: “We love Evergreen Lodge and have been coming up every year for the last 10 years! And now we get to bring our daughter up and experience the wonder in a new way through her eyes… it’s pure magic!!”

EGL: Pure magic indeed!  You can see the wonder in her bright face as she takes it all in. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo and for making us an annual stop on your family adventures!

Brilliant Sunset (Shelia L.)Sheila L.
Brilliant Sunset
Prize: 1-night stay

SL: “When we were looking for a place to stay in the mountains, Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite was recommended to us by my boyfriends’ co-worker who said that this is his favorite place to stay. We agree, this place is gorgeous and exceeded our expectations with customer service, the many activities offered for all ages, the delicious gourmet dinners, stargazing, and as a bonus – we saw a gray fox. We’ll be back!!”

EGL: We’re so glad you found us and that you embraced all things Evergreen.  Thank you and your loved ones for participating in our photo contest.  We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Some Honorable Mentions You’ll Love
Lupine Village Tree Fort (Michelle M.)Lupine Village Tree Fort Fun, by Michelle M.

MM: “The fun never ends when you can play at the Lodge before and after exploring Yosemite!  Evergreen Lodge surpassed our expectations! We are already planning on making it a family tradition. Our cabin was big, clean, and cute. The playgrounds are amazing and the sky and trees are breathtaking! Can’t wait to go back.”

EGL: Thanks for this great shot of our awesome tree fort in the Lupine Village area.  We worked hard to make it bigger and better than ever for all to enjoy.  We also appreciate that your young adventurer is enjoying the outdoors respectfully, with mask at the ready between photo opps.  Nicely done – we can’t wait to welcome you back for more fun!

Yosemite Tunnel View Sunset Alpenglow (Craig L.)Tunnel View Alpenglow, by Craig L.

CL: “Advice from the activities desk was especially helpful in planning our time around Yosemite. Also loved the s’mores at night!! Everything was great.”

EGL: There are two big reasons why we love this image, Craig.  First, for people who have never seen Alpenglow like this in person, it looks too good to be true…but it’s not! The good news is that you don’t need filters or Photoshop to experience this stunning natural beauty in Yosemite.  Next, we appreciate you reminding people that you don’t necessarily need a seat on one of our professionally guided adventures in order to find the best of Yosemite.  Our Recreation team is always happy to share free planning advice with anyone who prefers to explore on their own, as you successfully did.  Thanks for sharing!

Superhero Squirrel (Go A.)Superhero Squirrel, by Go A.

GA: “We found this very cute baby Douglas squirrel near the outdoor fireplace. This one brought the pine cone up on the tree! We really enjoyed relaxing time at the Evergreen Lodge with cute squirrels, fox and other animals! Bingo game and s’more time was especially great.”

EGL: Cute squirrel pictures are a joy to behold any time, right?  So adorable!

El Capitan Meadow by Moonlight (Lukas F.)El Capitan Meadow by Moonlight, by Lukas F.

LF: “Moonlit Meadow. El Capitan meadow lit up by the moon. I was shooting pictures of El Capitan itself when I turned around saw this scene. The moonlight gives the scene a mystic that immediately drew me in.”

EGL: This is a remarkable scene and we’re all so impressed that you were able to capture it so beautifully.  We know from experience that this is not easy to do, so we really appreciate you sharing.  It’s truly magical – thank you so much!

Forest Rays of Sunshine, by Dave M.

DM: “Never have I seen the sun’s rays streaming through a forest like it did on my first visit to Yosemite. It was truly a magical moment! The beauty of our planet is incredible and nature can lift our spirits and displace the negativity that sometimes surrounds us. The location of Evergreen Lodge is ideal for easy access to Yosemite and all the wonderful adventures that can be experienced there.”

EGL: We couldn’t have said it better, Dave!  So delighted you got to experience this forested sunshine for the first time with us.  We hope that you can look at this image any time, take a deep breath, and have your spirits lifted.  At least, that’s what it does for us, so thank you.

 

There’s more…

Anytime you need a little Yosemite sunshine in your day, Visit the Gallery

New Photo Contest: Yosemite Inspiration

It’s time to get inspired, Yosemite style!  While we’re all #YosemiteDreaming of visiting again soon, let’s share our most inspiring photos of past Yosemite visits.

It’s easy to enter here:

Yosemite Inspiration

Who knows? You might just win a free stay at the Evergreen soon!

YOUR NEXT YOSEMITE ADVENTURE

Meanwhile, if you’re ready to plan your next Yosemite visit, be sure to check out our Packages and Special Offers page for the best deals and most convenient bundles.  Or just give us a call at (209) 379-2606 or email us at and we’ll happily help you arrange the ideal visit for you and your loved ones.

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Keep in mind that the Evergreen re-opens after winter break each year on President’s Day Weekend, February 12, 2021.  This year is Evergreen’s 100th birthday, so be on the lookout for a full year of Centennial celebrations and offers, to be announced soon!

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Happy trails!

Your Evergreen friends


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