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Spring 2021 Yosemite Inspiration Photo Contest

February 10, 2022

Tavern Fun by Leah B.

Wow! So many great guest photos and memories from our Spring photo contest, Yosemite Inspiration.

From little adventurers to wintry Half Dome, full moon mornings to family vacations, 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!Sitting on top of the World by David S.

Winners with the most Votes

1st Place: David S.
1545 points

Sitting on Top the World
Prize: 2-night stay

GS: “Sitting on Top of the World at Sentinel Dome In addition to all the activities, relaxing, and great food at Evergreen, we do love our jaunts into Yosemite! A favorite family tradition.”

EGL: Congratulations on your big win, David, and a big thank you to all your friends and family who participated in the contest. Way to capture a cuteness overload moment that will be cherished for so many years to come.  

Wintry Half Dome by Veronica R.



Runner Up: Veronica R.

1014 points

Wintry Half Dome
Prize: 1-night stay

II: “View of Half Dome”

EGL: Winter in Yosemite may be one of the underrated seasons to visit! We love everything the winter has to offer from snowshoeing and skiing to bluebird skies and snowmen! But this snowy shot gives Half Dome a whole new look. 



Morning Moon by Daniel L. Runner Up: Daniel L
613 points each

Devra R.
Morning Moon
Prize: 1-night stay

DL: “Taken out the window of our cabin, Cedar 11, on the morning of April 26.”

EGL: There’s definitely something special to see each hour of the day at Evergreen and Yosemite. From sunrises to sunsets, every moment has something to capture! Especially this calm morning with the glow of the moon… truly a time of serenity. 

February Firefall by Antenor M.


Some Honorable Mentions You’ll Love

February Firefall, by Antenor M.

AM: “Firefall 2021 an awesome adventure”

EGL: We love this glowing picture of Firefall! One of our favorite parts of the winter season is the excitement for this annual natural occurrence, thanks Antenor for sharing this golden hour moment with us. 


Hetch Hetchy Wildlife, by Marilyn S.Hetchy Hetchy Wildlife by Marilyn S.

MS: Back at the lodge… “We loved Evergreen! Friendly, helpful staff, good food, lot’s to do. We got snowed in one day. Didn’t matter we played disk golf in show shoes, won prizes at bingo, warmed in the hot tub, played chess by the fire, toasted marshmallows and had great food and drinks.”

EGL: Wildlife alert! We love seeing so many pictures of wildlife in Yosemite. Hetch Hetchy is quite the hotspot to see all types of creatures from this cute (but not harmless) bobcat to deer and bear! Great shot! 



Tavern Fun, by Leah B.Tavern Fun by Leah B.

LB: “Root beer with dinner at Evergreen Lodge!”

EGL: There’s nothing better than unwinding after a day in Yosemite at Evergreen Tavern. That first sip of root beer must’ve been a refreshing and sweet moment! Such a cute pic!


There’s more…

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

Evergreen Lodge Photo Contest 

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