Greetings from Yosemite National Park

I recently returned from a nine-day backpacking trip in the Yosemite wilderness, where I conducted environmental field research with NatureBridge educators and eight other high school students. While the 50-pound packs posed a challenge, I had the time of my life. We sang songs, dipped in lakes, and laughed at stories around a campfire, being careful to “leave no trace”. Looking up at the moonlit sky from my sleeping bag, I let my thoughts roam free. I have always been fascinated with the outdoors and with nature. Yosemite gave me the opportunity to revitalize parts of my personality, connect with others, and #run, #play #sing #share #laugh #think #live.

Sincerely,
Jennifer

Yosemite National Park

With its sculpted granite rock formations, its towering ancient sequoia trees, and its spectacular waterfalls, it's no wonder Yosemite is one of the most celebrated national parks in the world. Emerging from the park’s famous Tunnel View is a transformative experience, showcasing the jaw-dropping, iconic sight of El Capitan rising from the valley floor with Bridalveil Falls plummeting from the rock and Half Dome shining in the background. The park also features meadows and streams, historic buildings, and vast wilderness.

State(s): California

Established: 1890

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