Framing Yosemite Valley in a wood 4-by-5 camera at Tunnel View
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Marvin Roos of Palm Springs frames Yosemite Valley in a wood 4-by-5 camera at Tunnel View, where many visitors get their first glimpse of the national park’s splendor in white. (STEPHEN OSMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Visitors Wendy Perea-Cowen and husband Mike of Monterey warm up by the fire at the Ahwahnee Hotel. (STEPHEN OSMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Hikers leave Yosemite Falls, whose three segments form the longest waterfall in North America and the second longest in the world. (STEPHEN OSMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Floor-to-ceiling windows give a glimpse of the wintry scene outside the Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room, known for its lavish holiday feasts. (STEPHEN OSMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Teacher tows kids at Badger Pass, the park service’s only developed ski area for downhill and cross-country. (DAN BLACKBURN)
In the stillness of a cold winter day, the last rays of sun light up El Capitan. Fewer than one in five Yosemite visitors experiences the beloved California park in the off-season. (DAN BLACKBURN)
Diane Parish and Paul Gelbrund make tracks with Daniel Parish, 3. (STEPHEN OSMAN / Los Angeles Times)
After an early morning snowfall, the Ahwahnee begins to stir with life. The hotel, which will celebrate its 75th birthday next year, remains a popular place to stay, often booking up a year in advance. (STEPHEN OSMAN / Los Angeles Times)
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