We stayed in Yosemite National Park, although the accommodations were primitive (no elevator, no TV, no phone, and no Wi-Fi – except in the lobby). I took hundreds of photos, then in the last gift shop spotted the book How to Take Photographs in Yosemite. <sigh>
I did not realize that President Lincoln deeded the Federal land to the state of California to create a park called the Yosemite Grant. There was no such thing as a national park in 1864. California screwed it up allowing grazing and over-commercialization. The Feds took it back. It’s better now. But crowded… and we waited until after the Labor Day weekend to arrive.
Bridalveil Falls blowing in the wind: