A Portrait of Yosemite’s Free Spirits
Torrential waterfalls and towering granite walls draw thousands of visitors into Yosemite National Park each summer. The majority of visitors only stay for a day; however, a small group of free-spirited individuals will spend the summer in the park working as seasonal employees.
While some of them moved in for the world-class climbing right outside their yurts and others are looking for some quiet time away from the city, one thing is certain: They are on a long-term paid vacation in one of America’s most popular national parks.
All photos by the author.