While we’re safe at home during COVID-19, my world has gotten smaller. I find myself daydreaming about waterfalls and sunlight and mountain air. Only in the valleys do we really appreciate the peaks.
Yosemite National Park, 2014
Photos three and four by Lisa Snider
Despite being far from outdoorsy, we managed to hike a mile up to lovely Mirror Lake in Yosemite — a gorgeous spot reflecting Mt. Watkins, Tenaya Canyon and more. As the lake becomes more of a meadow (or dries up completely) in summer, we were lucky to find it still flowing in late May.
And speaking Yosemite (are we ever not speaking of it?), Monday actually marked 150 years since the Yosemite Grant was signed by President Lincoln — an action setting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove aside for the State of California to preserve and protect, a first from the U.S. federal government. The grant established the groundwork for the creation of Yellowstone as the first national park in 1872. Yosemite officially joined the ranks in 1890.
Just a bit o’ history for you. Happy Wednesday, friends!