Canceled summer 2009, officially stamped in passport July 22, 2012
Yosemite was our first national park together as a family. We flew to California to visit with some friends and wanted to experience this special national park. We were glad we did. However, we had no idea how it would change our lives.
We saw giant Sequoia trees, waterfalls, granite cliffs and a gorgeous valley. It was a landscape of majestic beauty. We were in a wilderness preserve. Many times we are all alone in solitude with nature.
Hiking on the Mariposa Grove Trail, touching El Capitan (the largest monolith in the world), and the Glacier Point vista were some of our biggest highlights. Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and this breathtaking utopia was the seed that grew inside all of us and became an obsession.
You have the same story as us. Yosemite was our first park in ’05. We visited it on a whim one weekend while visiting my brother in L.A. We had no idea that it would change out lives like it did. We spent years saying “I want to go back to Yosemite!!” which eventually led to us panning a trip to Big Bend in ’10, and then we couldn’t stop planning.