Sunday, March 17, 2013

First glimpse

Yosemite Half Dome

In Yosemite, beauty surrounds you, everywhere you look. But even so, there are sights that take your breath away. Today and my next two posts, I'll show you the moments that took my breath away this past weekend.

Yosemite is about 300 miles north of Downey. But the last 90 miles, after you leave the main highway and start up the mountains, seem to take forever. Then suddenly, you turn a corner, and there it is—Half Dome.

Before you see Yosemite Valley, before you see the first of many waterfalls, you see this massive shape in the distance. Half Dome is a granite dome that rises nearly 5,000 feet above the valley floor. Seeing it is your first glimpse of the wonder that is to come.

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