This week I’m taking a little break from the norm and sharing with you moments from my vacation last week, where I took to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California and spent three days in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park (meditation was a must…..).
Our trip happened to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, created on August 25 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed an act creating a new federal bureau responsible for protecting thirty five national parks and monuments.
One hundred years later, you really have to give credit to the NPS for their efforts in preserving Yosemite’s stunning vistas, rock formations, mountain ranges and giant sequoia trees. On that note, the first thing to understand about Yosemite is that its astonishing beauty is impossible to capture in photographs. The park is on a whole other scale, one that not even National Geographic or famed photographer Ansel Adams could capture. You must visit it to experience the sheer breadth and depth of this 1,200 square mile marvel of mother nature.
But until then, here are some highlights of our three day trip…. Enjoy!
DAY ONE: Entering the park
DAY TWO: Rock formations and double trunk trees
DAY THREE: Vernal Falls
The round trip to Vernal Falls is 4.5 miles, but the last 1.5 miles are steep.. pack LOTS of water