Muir’s Paradise – Yosemite National Park

John Muir walked the Yosemite Valley and wrote about its wonders so many years ago, and its beauty will still take your breath away. As you emerge from the tunnel, it is suddenly just there. Half dome, El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, and the Valley sprawl out over the landscape.

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We made the short walk up to Bridalveil Falls and then Yosemite Falls. Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America!

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I had such high hopes for Yosemite, but it sort of missed the mark for me. It pains me to say that, because this was one park that I was really looking forward to visiting. The problem was that we happened to be in Yosemite on a beautiful Saturday in June. So was every other person on earth, it seemed. The beauty of the park is unparalleled, but there was a huge problem with traffic flow and the management of visitors. Many visitors were climbing on the falls, yelling to one another, wrangling rowdy children and dogs… having to share my time at Yosemite with these rude tourists who didn’t seem to appreciate the beauty of the park put a damper on the whole experience.

After Yosemite, we headed west to the coast for some of the most breathtaking scenery yet!

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