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Take My Breath Away

Explore #220, Sept 11

 

I can't describe to you how beautiful Yosemite Valley was. I could have put up a chair and camped out all day and night to see the view change and watch the sun go down..I only wish. I can't wait to go back someday...and stay longer.......

 

"Not just a great Valley...

but a shrine to human foresight, strength of granite, power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.

Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more."

 

"But no temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its walls seems to glow with life...as if into this one mountain mansion Nature had gathered her choicest treasures..."

John Muir

 

"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."

Ansel Adams

 

LARGE View On Black

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Taken on September 8, 2011