Wild Yosmite

Published: July 11th 2014
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The past four days, we have been exploring Yosemite National Park. The pictures below do not capture the true beauty as seen by the human eye, but hopefully they will give you some idea of the wondrous grandeur of this place.

"As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can." - John Muir

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Yosemite National ParkYosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park

Abe Lincoln set aside this land in 1864 to be used by the public for recreation for all time
Inspiration Point (Tunnel View)Inspiration Point (Tunnel View)
Inspiration Point (Tunnel View)

Provides an awe inspiring panorama of Yosemite Valley. (Left=El Capitan, Middle=Half Dome, Right=Sentinel Rock)
Arch RockArch Rock
Arch Rock

Buses & RVs...be careful!!
El CapitanEl Capitan
El Capitan

Solid Granite...7042 ft high.
Cathedral RockCathedral Rock
Cathedral Rock

Reaching high into the heavens
Three BrothersThree Brothers
Three Brothers

Named by the Ahwahneechee nation
Bridal Veil FallsBridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls

Water plunges 620 ft to the base
Bridal Veil FallsBridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls

When the wind blows, you can see the bride lift her veil
Bridal Veil FallsBridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls

Who would of thought that Mary would find Shamu in a pool half way up Bridal Veil Falls
Yosemite FallsYosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls

One of the highest waterfalls in the WORLD...plunging 2,425 feet. This waterfall is fed by melting snow and will dry up by late July.
Camp 4 is for rock climbersCamp 4 is for rock climbers
Camp 4 is for rock climbers

Is at the base of El Capitan. This is the birthplace of rock climbing and climbers from all over the world come here. It takes 4-8 days to climb to the top.
Mom with RangersMom with Rangers
Mom with Rangers

Our mom is a magnet for handsome men!!
Yosemite View LodgeYosemite View Lodge
Yosemite View Lodge

Our beautiful hotel along the Merced River
Wildlife in YosemiteWildlife in Yosemite
Wildlife in Yosemite

Stellar Jay watching the humans
California Mountain KingsnakeCalifornia Mountain Kingsnake
California Mountain Kingsnake

Not poisonous, but, a look alike of the deadly Coral Snake.
Ahwahnee LodgeAhwahnee Lodge
Ahwahnee Lodge

Rated as an exclusive Four Diamond Resort
And We Had Dinner Here!!And We Had Dinner Here!!
And We Had Dinner Here!!

The trout was to die for and the dessert was heavenly
Conversations With A TrampConversations With A Tramp
Conversations With A Tramp

An incredible one-man play about the life of John Muir. We felt like we were sitting in his cabin listening to him tell us about some of his wild exploits.
Last View of Yosemite ValleyLast View of Yosemite Valley
Last View of Yosemite Valley

We had such an amazing 4 days in the park, it was hard to bid it farewell

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