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Outdoors: Growing Younger in Yosemite National Park
2010 Travel Writing Contest
“Sunday’s your birthday. We can do whatever you want,” coaxed my husband.
All accommodations within two hours of Yosemite were already booked for Labor Day weekend. Driving seven hours round trip from our home in San Jose, California on Sunday would eliminate lodging concerns and avoid most holiday traffic.
Could we do Yosemite in a day?
I wasn’t getting any younger and Yosemite is a place to experience before you die so…
Our trek began at 3:45am. Deer looked up as we passed on the dark and winding mountain road. We sailed through the Yosemite entrance as color began filtering into the sky. The morning light exposed breathtaking granite towering behind evergreen silhouettes. Read Full Story
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