I have always wanted to visit Yosemite National Park. I remember being a girl and dreaming of it. In my mind it was a place where fairies lived. Where dwarfs hid in caves and elves swung from tree to tree. This past weekend I finally experienced what is Yosemite.
There is a calm about it. It invites you in tenderly but then demands you put down your burdens before you enter. There is also something more just beneath the surface. A feeling. Your animal instincts, maybe? Getting too comfortable here might be dangerous. Mother Earth bows down to no one and in this place that is very clear.
These pictures. My words. Nothing can describe this place better than what it actually feels like to witness it. You feel connected. You feel small. You feel alive.
Yosemite for me was only four hours away. We chose to stay off site in a small town nearby which made the trip incredibly budget friendly. We cooked breakfast in our cabin in the woods and took snacks to get us through the long hikes and drives inside the park. If you can get away and if you can make the trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California I highly recommend recharging your spirit at Yosemite. You will be forever changed.
John Muir describes the importance of experiencing and protecting Mother Earth best.
- In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
- The power of imagination makes us infinite.