Sunday, August 11, 2013

August 11, 2013: Yosemite National Park from 30,000 ft.

Date: August 11, 2013
Event: Flight from JFK --> SFO
Location:  Somewhere High Above Yosemite National Park
Cost: FREE (though you have to be on an airplane)
Summary: "Ladies and Gentlemen, if you're on the right side of the aircraft, take a look out your window..."

I was headed back in the direction of California again (back and forth and back and forth and back and forth). And while the flight (all 6 hours of it) can get tedius, on this trek across the country, those of us on the right side of the aircraft were handed a bonus, a wonderful little bit of sight seeing: Yosemite Valley from 30,000 ft.

It was a crystal clear day and even from 5 miles up, the sheer face of El Capitan and rounded side of Half Dome were clearly visible and recognizable. I've been to Yosemite once and I have to say I've never been anywhere more beautiful. If the world were a different place and Greek Civilization had been born in the U.S., Yosemite Valley would be Mt. Olympus; it's definitely where the Gods would live.

This is the second time I've seen this national treasure (albeit from a far different perspective). And now I want to go back. So spectacular.


Just a few more pictures below.




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