The Adventurers Workshop - Feb 15-17 - Full Payment

The Adventurers Workshop - Feb 15-17 - Full Payment


All Payments are Non-Refundable

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Yosemite in Winter         

While Yosemite is in southern California, it is at an elevation to 4,000-6,000ft (1,200-1,800m) above sea level and will likely have some snow on the ground in February. The weather in Yosemite in the winter is snowy & cold, but sunny & chilly days are not uncommon. Temperatures range from 53°F (12°C) to  28°F (-2°C). There is also always the possibility of a snowstorm, and this may affect our schedule (especially our planned live shoots in Yosemite valley). In the case of bad weather (like a snowstorm, or temperatures below freezing), it may be necessary for us to amend the schedule, change to a backup location near our lodging for the shoot, or even do an indoor cabin shoot, or have a backup teaching session instead. This workshop is definitely for adventurers who are flexible and can go with the flow, and take whatever nature throws at us.

We recommend reading this article from the national park about Yosemite in winter as well as making sure you are aware about the tire chain laws for the Yosemite area. Before you secure a rental vehicle, make sure your rental company allows tire chains/cables, and make sure you purchase or rent some before heading to the park.

Glacier Point & Taft Point         

Glacier Point Road is closed from November - Late May because of snow, so we will not be shooting at either of these points. We will be shooting in Yosemite Valley with El Cap, Half Dome, the Merced River, and Yosemite Falls as our backdrops. For Yosemite Valley inspiration, see these two blog posts from The Hearnes:   ONE   TWO  

Food & Supplies

There are very few stores open in the Yosemite area in February—Wawona itself has only one very small market. You will be provided with 6 meals as a part of your ticket price, but if you want extra snacks, beverages, etc, we recommend stocking up before heading to the area. Even though you’ll have great accommodation and a bed, consider your time at the workshop to be more like “camping” and “off the grid.” There aren’t a lot of stores around to pick up things, so come prepared with anything personal you may need (medications, batteries, chargers, etc.)

National Parks Pass

Make sure to bring your National Parks pass or money to pay the park entrance fee to get to our workshop. Wawona is inside the National Park, so you will go through an entrance gate before arriving. If you don’t already have a National Parks pass, view Yosemite National Park’s fees >HERE<

Abbi & Maddie highly recommend getting the $80 America the Beautiful pass that gets you into all national parks & public lands for a whole year (and you can share it with someone too). It’s quite a deal.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

A minimum of 50% of your total is due at sign-up.  The remainder of your payment is due no later than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.  Failure to finalize your full payment within this schedule may result in the forfeit of your deposit and your spot in the workshop. Cancellation for any reason will result in a 100% loss of all monies paid unless you find someone else to take over your spot in the workshop—including medical, employment, or home emergencies. Should we, for unforeseen reasons, need to cancel a workshop, you will be refunded the full amount paid. However, we cannot be held liable for any fees you might incur for airline ticket cancellations, so please make sure to purchase travel insurance if you are flying to attend one of our workshops.