A Trip to Yosemite: “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” -John Muir

by | Oct 14, 2017 | Culture, page 2 | 0 comments

For Fall Break, a group of Outdoor Program (OP) members embarked on a journey through Yosemite National Park. Halie West, Redlands Bulldog Photo Editor, went on the trip and documented her experience with her photography.

 

 

Half Dome from Glacier Point: 4,737 ft of granite soaring above the valley floor of Yosemite National Park.

 

Yosemite was protected in 1890 thanks to the trail blazer John Muir and his colleagues.

 

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” -John Muir

 

The view from Vernal Fall, a 317 foot waterfall that flows into Merced River. This very river helped to carve the life into what is now Yosemite Valley.

 

Reaching the top of this waterfall means climbing up 700 granite steps- yes it was painful.

 

Yosemite became a National Park in 1916 when the Nation Park Service was formed

 

Vernal Falls through the fall colored trees.

 

The view of Half Dome as the sun sets on the valley taken out of a van window.

 

Ansel Adams first visited Yosemite with a camera in hand when he was 17. His photographs have helped establish other parks such as Kings Canyon National Park.

 

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” -Ansel Adams

 

A special thank you to the Redlands Outdoor Program and trip leaders Emma, Chris and Kirk for the breathtaking adventure.

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