“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” — John Muir, 1901
You have to visit Yosemite once in your lifetime. About 10 million years ago, the Sierra Nevada was uplifted, resulting in the formation of deep, narrow canyons. About 1 million years ago glaciers formed, which eventually melted and moved downslope, cutting and sculpting the U-shaped valley that attracts so many visitors to its scenic vistas. The region and Valley itself has been inhabited for nearly 4,000 years, although humans may have visited the area as long as 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant of 1864 which declared Yosemite as federally preserved land. In 1890 John Muir led a successful movement which had Congress establish Yosemite Valley and its surrounding areas as a National Park. This helped pave the way for the National Park System.
I’ll be displaying just a few of the images I’ve captured at the park.