Part of the reason I went to New York was because I was invited to one of my dearest and oldest friends private celebration and wedding in Yosemite National Park, so New York was an add on, if you can call it that. We arrived from the rain in New York from a bleary eyed and buzzy flight to glorious California sunshine. Quick coffees and burrito’s then into the motor for the drive to the park. My friend and his wife both climb and boulder so have a close connection to the park, its habitat and the wondrous beast – El Capitan. They bonded their love for each other under that rock in one of the most beautiful ceremony’s I’ve ever seen. We were there only for a couple days so I managed to get a run in but bottled it after four miles due to bear Paranoia and I managed to take a few photos too, most were on my phone though so I’ll add them later in another post.
To go from the chaos and structure of New York to then be in one of the most beautiful places I’ve witnessed on earth was a huge juxtaposition, the space in Yosemite was overwhelming in its size and magnitude and it really gave me a sense for just how massive the united states really is, what a place!
I am Dave Pen.