Excitement grows as snow season gets closer

Many Yosemite visitors want a repeat of last winter

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - Snow is in the forecast in the Sierra Nevada, right where Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks are.

Many visited Yosemite this weekend in anticipation of a winter storm expected to pass through. Farhan Adeni, from San Jose, was one of them. He comes to the park most weekends to capture its beauty.

While sunlight did peek through at times on Saturday, for most of the day clouds and rain filled the sky.

"I would say this is somewhat Pacific Northwest weather because I'm originally from Washington," said Adeni.

For him, snow adds magic to the beauty of Yosemite.

"It's nice to see how the view changes with the amount of snow that comes," Adeni said.

In preparation of snow, the park closed off Glacier Point Road and Tioga Pass earlier this week. The roads are known to get blocked off once snow becomes a common visitor to the park.

Last winter, unprecedented snowfall blanketed Yosemite. Michelle Caranto, who grew up near Yosemite, said she hopes this winter will be a repeat.

"All the seasons in Yosemite are just so beautiful. Being here when it goes from fall to snow is like a magical, special experience. So, pray for lots of rain and snow," Caranto said.

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