Day #1 of our roadtrip: Yosemite Nationalpark
I enjoyed the silence pretty much. I never saw so many different landscapes at one place!
I really wish the dream of seeing the mammoth trees would have come true but I fucked it up by forgetting to check out and leaving the motel keys in the car. Mago noticed it after we already drove an hour. So we had to drive back to the motel to give the keys back.
When we finished the first walking route and drove an hour to the mariposa grove it was already pitch black when we arrived. So there was no dream-fulfilling-tree-hugging :/ It was nice anyway - i saw many deers and squirrels, that made my day
Here’s my blogger photo from Sierra Point, where Ansel Adams took some her first shots of Yosemite. (Thanks rgall for the lore.) The trail was abandoned in the 70’s due to a landslide but you can still scramble up there. #yosemite#sierrapoint#yosemitenationalpark#california
. Yosemite, CA
. Finally had a chance to hike up on one
. of the ‘easy route’ at probably one of
. my favourite places to visit in the States.
. 9 hours of hiking filled with magnificent
. views and majestic rock formations.
. Apple’s wallpaper don’t do any justice!
. Half Dome to climb next time
Finally in #yosemitenationalpark
It's a big change after the desert sights, there are simply no words for what it feels like walking under these ancient trees. The scent of the pine resin, the warmth of the sun rays coming through the branches, cutting through the crispy cold mountain air, the whisper of the wind rushing through the pine needles well above my head... Just wow.
Climbed up above Cathedral Lake to lay on big slabs of granite, above the hikers, above the trees, in the cool autumn wind. John Muir wrote about Cathedral Peak in “My First Summer in the Sierras”: “No feature, however, of all the noble landscape as seen from here seems more wonderful than the Cathedral itself, a temple displaying Nature's best masonry and sermons in stones. How often I have gazed at it from the tops of hills and ridges, and through openings in the forests on my many short excursions, devoutly wondering, admiring, longing! This I may say is the first time I have been at church in California, led here at last, every door graciously opened for the poor lonely worshiper. In our best times everything turns into religion, all the world seems a church and the mountains altars.” John Muir. And that lovely melody you hear is “Orange Sky” by Alexi Murdoch. #sierranevadas#cathedralpeak#yosemitenationalpark
На третий день пребывания в Калифорнии было «восхождение» в #yosemitenationalpark . Скажу честно, для меня, человека который никогда не был в походах и не собравший за свою жизнь ни одной палатки, это было нелегко 🤦♂️. Но оказавшись на вершине и взглянув на всю ту красоту которая открывается взору, то понимаешь, все было не зря 😈 #yosemite#california#usa#climbing#adventure