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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yosemite Valley, Muir

For this class I am reading a Book by John Muir called The Yosemite. This is my resource for what Yosemite was like before it became the extremely popular park that it is today. I will be reading about Muir's experiences of the valley and surrounding area and write about them here in my blog. Then when I visit those places on my trip I will already know something about them. I will also add my own observations of the different areas and aspects of Yosemite noting how things have changed and how they are still the same.

John Muir writes about his experience entering the valley. He climbed thousands of feet into the mountains and into Yosemite. His first sights are of the water falls of magnificent sizes and varying flows. The falls grow in volume in the spring and some almost disappear durring the dryer months. Then the trees and cliffs towered around. There are not the great sequoia trees in the valley but there are still many great sized conifers. The valley was created by a glacier over centuries and the remnants of that can easily be seen in the shape of the land and the textures on the granit cliffs. Muir talkes artfully about the crystalline rocks carved by the glacier. Everything is massive in scale making it all the more impressive.

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Help Support My Photography

To purchase prints of my work please visit my site linked above,www.colorlightphotography.com, or email me at colbyabazs@colorlightphotography.com All proceeds go directly to this photography trip to Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.