Sunday, October 16, 2011

Yosemite Valley - Nature's Miracle

Yosemite Valley is a study in contrasts. The Valley itself is spectacular. But driving into and being in the Valley at the time of year of the photograph, is like the mall the day after Thanksgiving. There is almost no parking and most of the scenic points of view are so congested that you can hardly avoid stepping on the people. The contrast between the quiet and solitude of Sequoia National Park just a few hours away and the crowded roads and trails in Yosemite is dramatic. I had to wait a number of times for the crowds in Yosemite, just to take a picture. We went out to the Mariposa Grove and left without seeing anything because of the crowds. Maybe I will go back, but if I do, it will definitely be when the weather is very bad and windy and cold.

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