Yosemite Valley is a most amazing place. The main valley, where most people visit, is only 10 or so miles long, but it is so jam packed with spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, beautiful meadows, streams and forests, it’s like God himself personally took charge with its creation. The place has additional significance to me as it was the hangout of Ansel Adams, a great photographer and personal icon of mine.

Though it was a beautiful visit, more than any of the other places, it was tragic that we only had one day to spend there. The very very well visited part of the park is only a tiny fraction of the total area and the surrounding forest parks. I would have loved to do some longer walks and could have easily have spent a few weeks there. I guess there is always next time.