Wonderful Waterfalls and Wildflowers 2023 Photo Contest Winners

We were floored by the memories shared from our Spring photo contest, Wonderful Waterfalls and Wildflowers.

Our hearts are warm as we thank all who shared, and casted their votes. Your participation not only makes it fun for us, but keeps everyone #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: Peter B.

987 Points

Yosemite Falls
Prize: 2-night stay    

PB: “Yosemite Falls, Merced River, June 2023”

EL: We’re going to be coming back to this picture for years to come – we still can’t believe how high the Merced River got!


Runner Up: Adrienne N.

633 Points

Wedding Day
Prize: 1-night stay

AN: “Our wedding at the Evergreen Lodge October 12, 2013 just after the fire. The Evergreen Lodge was spared and although everything else around it was burned all of our friends and family gathered and we had the most wonderful weekend! We planted a tree for rebirth of the forest 🌳. Thank you Evergreen Lodge for the memories, still the best day of our lives 10 years later.”

EL: This one’s tugging at our heart strings. Words can’t begin to express how thankful we are to have been a part of this special day in your lives. We can’t wait to welcome you all back to see how your little tree has grown!

Wonderful Waterfalls and Wildflowers flip.to 2nd EGL

Runner Up: Ryan S.

432 Points

Nature’s Fountain
Prize: 1-night stay

RS: “Drinking up the beauty of Yosemite Falls”

EL: How refreshing! We can’t stop smiling at this!

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Some Honorable Mentions You’ll Love

Tunnel View by George M.

GM: “We woke up early to watch the sunrise from Tunnel View. It was a bit cloudy, but the view was still spectacular!”

EL: You know what they say, the early bird catches the epic Tunnel View sunrises! 

Tunnel View flip.to (George M. 2023)
Free Soloing by Markus A.

MA: “This photo was taken in Camp4. Funny story behind: Due to my weight I am not able to climb a mountain. But there is this smaller rock laying in front of the bigger “midnight lightning” boulder in Camp4. If you lay on the rock and rotate your camera, it looks like you are climbing.”

EL: This is such a great tip – you had us convinced! And let us be the first to tell you that anyone can climb mountains!

Rock Climbing Funny flip.to (Markus A. 2023)
Family Hike by Jessica B.

JB: “Enjoying the waterfall spray at Hetch Hetchy during our Evergreen Lodge stay! We threaded the weather needle perfectly in mid April 2023: the glorious week between too much snowpack and too much snowmelt! 😉

EL: Isn’t it wonderful when things work out that well! Hetch Hetchy is the perfect place to explore late winter, early spring.

Family Hike at Hetch Hetchy flip.to (Jessica B. 2023)
Family River Day by Alaina H.

AH: “We had the most magical family vacation. We loved staying at Evergreen lodge and exploring Yosemite. We can’t wait to go back!”

EL: We can’t wait to welcome you all back for many more amazing adventures!

On Top of the World flip.to (Jurate D. 2023)
There’s More…

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

New Photo Contest: Yosemite Fall Colors

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 Fall Colors

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 info@evergreenlodge.com 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.

Happy trails!