By: Farhad Samari • farhadsamari.com

Yosemite is one of my favorite places on earth. There’s nowhere else quite like it. I remember the first time at the age of 18 when I saw Yosemite Valley with all it’s majesty and was left breathless. 

A few weeks ago I went back. This time with my brother Farzad who started his camp kitchen project recently and friend Kenny Lange from WayLA Creative. It was a last minute trip. I quickly packed some warm clothes and my camping gear and my X100s which has become my go to travel camera do to it’s size and quality. It was another unforgettable experience at one of the most beautiful places on earth which left me refreshed.

I will leave you with some of the images and words from the amazing John Muir. 

“Down through the middle of the Valley flows the crystal Merced, River of Mercy, peacefully quiet, reflecting lilies and trees and the onlooking rocks; things frail and fleeting and types of endurance meeting here and blending in countless forms, as if into this one mountain mansion Nature had gathered her choicest treasures, to draw her lovers into close and confiding communion with her.” -John Muir