I now live about 30 minutes away from Yosemite. My friend Tyler once described Yosemite as “the pearl of California.” Well put Tyler, well put.
My coworkers and I piled into as few cars as possible and made the twisty drive to the south gate of Yosemite. We turned north, then west, and north again. Finally we crested a hill and pulled into the trail head for Sentinel Dome. We unloaded, and hiked.
Yosemite always reminds me of how nature exists to dazzle us, and the worst thing we can do is take this creation for granted.