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Fall and Winter 2021 Colors of Yosemite Photo Contest Winners

February 11, 2022

Carlon Falls by Ursula B.

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

From stunning reflections and winter wonderlands 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

1st Place: Clayton L.Hetch Hetchy Reflections by Clayton L.
543 points

Hetch Hetchy Reflections
Prize: 2-night stay

CL: This photo was taken Nov 12th, 2021 along the river below Hetch Hetchy in the reflections of the water. To me it sums up the essence of Autumn and the beauty that surrounds us.”

EGL: Congratulations on your big win, Clayton, and a big thank you to all your friends and family who participated in the contest. We don’t know how you managed to make Hetch Hetchy look like a water color painting, but we are all so impressed at the simple beauty of this picture! 

Runner Up: Anela B.Valley Views by Anela B.
533 points

Valley Views
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: Mirror Lake isn’t the only place in Yosemite with magical reflections! 

Runner Up: Catherine H.

Cozy Winter Night by Catherine H.

524 points each

Cozy Winter Night
Prize: 1-night stay

DR: “Evergreen Lodge is like a fairytale come true.!”

EGL: This picture transports us to winter wonderland moments we see in movies and read in books… if this doesn’t make you want a cozy winter getaway, we don’t know what would! Straight out of a fairytale…


Some Honorable Mentions You’ll Love
Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch, by Joe S.Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch by Joe S.

JS: “Oh hey, Evergreen! It’s fall, y’all!”

EGL: Cuteness overload alert! By far the best pumpkin in the patch. 


Wildlife Winter Wonderland by Craig L. Wildlife Winter Wonderland, by Craig L.

CL: “The appearances of these beautiful deer behind the custom camping area made the magnificent Winter Wonderland at Evergreen even more magical!”

EGL: The most magical part of this picture is the sun perfectly shining on the deer amidst the fresh snowfall. Truly a winter wonderland!


Tunnel View Little Bear by Copeland B.

Tunnel View Little Bear, by Copland B.

GA: “Evergreen Lodge provided the most perfect stay for my family’s latest trip to Yosemite. My baby loved the cozy atmosphere of our cabin and all the beautiful trees. We will definitely be staying again.”

EGL: Little bear taking on the grand Yosemite! 


There’s more…

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

New Photo Contest: Waterfalls and Wildflowers

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:

Waterfalls and Wildflowers

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


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 [email protected] and we’ll happily help you arrange the ideal visit for you and your loved ones.

When you book directly with us here on this web site, on the phone, or by email, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

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