John & Anne Wiley

2014/04/07

First Park

The idea of a nature park began here in California, when John Muir helped to protect the area now known as Yosemite. All these many years later, it’s still beautiful both from the ground and from the air. We drove in from Pine Mountain Lake today with my sweet aunt, and then flew over it on the way home. The noonish drive offered clearer air, and brighter light for these first two pix.

5101 Yosemite Intro

5101 Yosemite Intro

There are some great views on the drive in, but this first glimpse up close and personal that like a few other drivers I stopped and ran back to snap it. Then there was this other spectacle across the valley.

5165 Spectacle

5165 Spectacle

A few hours later we were there again as sunset approached, lighting the rocks around Bridal Veil Falls in a different hue.

5209 Lifted Veil

5209 Lifted Veil

Though the haze had increased and we were much further away to preserve quiet in the valley, seeing it all again from the air lifted the veil of isolation between points. We savored the day’s delights for the whole beautiful two hour flight home to SB. I wish we could share a pic of the whole breathtaking Yosemite aerial panorama with you!

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