Yosemite NP, CA

Yosemite National Park was established on 01 October 1890, and is the Nation’s third oldest national park. [It] is a showcase of spectacular geological features, including the greatest concentration of granite domes in the world and the largest exposed granite monolith in the world.

Yosemite National Park is a world heritage site which has made a significant contribution to California’s cultural heritage, to the national park movement, and to Yosemite’s 4,000 [perhaps even 7,000-10,000] years of cultural heritage by Native Americans (National Park Service).

To find out more about Native American history of Yosemite click here, here or this video. For a short video on the geography and environment of Yosemite, try here.

After a week in San Francisco, I was happy to be heading into the wilderness for some peace and quiet. Dave has been telling me about one of his favourite places on earth for years now, and I was stoked to get the chance to visit. So when his conference ended, we hired a car and drove to Yosemite National Park. We stayed in a town called Mariposa and drove to the National Park the next morning.

We spent the day walking around marveling at how beautiful the whole place is (words cannot describe!), playing in the snow under the canopy of huge Sequoia trees, checking out waterfalls and drinking mocha’s in front of the fire.  It was just one of those perfect days, holiday perfection!

3 responses to “Yosemite NP, CA

  1. Pingback: Merry Christmas and Yosemite NP | The life and times of a budding anthropologist·

  2. Kathleen and David, the photos are beautiful as usual. Yosemite is such a special place and you’ve captured some of its magnificence in this images. 🙂 love from us ♥

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