After about an hour drive from the entance you enter a long tunnel cut therough the mountain and as you exit the very next view you see is this famous view of the Yosemite Valley. Of all the natural places I have ever been it still ranks at the very top of my list....period and end of report
At 8,600 feet these pristine open meadows speak of a timelessness that erases all but the most needed feelings. Things that so often trouble our souls seem to so gently and naturally get put back into perspective.. In winter it is closed with feet of snow and subject to the capricious nature of impending winter storms.
" Most people are on the world, not in it — have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them — undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.” John Muir