|March 30, 2013||Filed under California, Yosemite||
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
It was a brilliant, crisp morning. On my walk from the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls to Mirror Lake, I passed by the 2,425-foot waterfall still sporting ice “wings” from the night before. Alone on the Loop Trail, I encountered five humans and three deer. Late winter was the perfect time to enjoy Yosemite National Park… close to nature and without the hordes of tourists.
But fellow tourists do come in handy. “Wait, one more!” the woman from China ordered me and my friend to stand still after we asked her to snap a photo of us with Yosemite Valley as the backdrop. She frowned; my auto focus point-and-shoot did not do what she wanted. We were happy that we got another picture of the iconic view made famous by Ansel Adams. One can hardly take a bad picture in Yosemite. (more…)