Greetings from Yosemite National Park!

This was my first time backpacking and camping in the Yosemite back country. Before this experience, I had no idea what I was missing by only staying in the valley. While hiking towards our campsite, I thought the sun was rising to my left because of how bright it was. But it was the sunset reflecting off a sheer mountain and onto the lake in front of it. Never in my life had I seen such a beautiful and serene scene.

Sincerely,

Wesley Chu

P.S. I support the parks because… I appreciate the preservation of the environment for future generations to enjoy.

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Yosemite National Park

Half Dome is arguably the most iconic feature in Yosemite National Park. The 5,000 foot granite peak rises above the Valley floor in one dramatic sweep of sheer rock and the climb to the top is a goal for many people from all walks of life.

  • State: California
  • Established: 1890
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