“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
If you want to witness true beauty in its most natural form, visit Yosemite National Park in California.
Endless forest of sprawled over roaming valleys and hills, leading up to massive Granite formations jutting toward the sky. Everywhere I went I felt as though I was small child experiencing my first toy store. Wandering around, constantly looking up in awe at the enormous granite walls overreaching the canopy of evergreen trees.
A definite surreal feeling clouds your brain as you wander through golden lit tree trunks. In expansive fields of tall grass you stop at a bush to watch a young male Mule Deer rub velvet antlers on the branches. Stretching its mouth to simultaneously eat the leaves.
Yosemite holds 840 miles of trails winding through the over 750,000 acres of gorgeous terrain. Granite peaks over 5,000 feet tall surround the main valley dotted with 21 amazing waterfalls.
Home to many beautiful lakes and water holes, Yosemite is a summer time campers dream.
One of Yosemite’s biggest attraction is Half Dome. A massive 4800 foot granite slab, in fact its the largest granite slab in the world.
Yosemite is full of life, with every step there is some sort of critter either scrambling up a tree or chattering at you from a nearby branch. The Park is home to around 400 black bears and thousands of Mule Deer, both desensitized to human presence.
Yosemite is truly a magical place, it holds everything you would want in an outdoor adventure spot and more, I hope this inspires you to visit and spend some time soaking in this amazing place that needs to be respected and preserved.
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