“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.”- Ansel Adams
(July 30, 2009)
Today is Yosemite! After a couple of relaxing days at the pool, at the lake, barbecuing, and quality family time, we are ready to see Yosemite.
Climbing the hills, into the dense trees, we arrive. It is difficult to describe the utter beauty that is Yosemite. As we drive past the entrance into gigantic national park, we pass stunning scene after stunning scene. Towering redwoods surround us, as we pass intermittent canyons. The view before us sprawls into what seems like eternity. There are valleys of redwood groves, giant cliffs of granite, waterfalls, and streams. This is some of the most gorgeous countryside I’ve ever seen. We spend our time hiking to a couple waterfalls and then proceed to the south end of the valley to see the giant redwoods. These trees are massive!!
Regarding our day at Yosemite, there are only so many ways I can say “beautiful” or “stunning” and these words don’t even do it justice at all. I shall just post a few photos instead.
Yosemite National Park is an absolute must see.
The next day we departed…back to Southern California. What a great road trip it was!