Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 62 (Sentinel Dome Trail)

Balanced Rock on Trail to Sentinel DomeBalanced Rock on Trail to Sentinel Dome

One of the virtues of the wilderness is its democracy. Dozens or even hundreds of people can hike the same trail passing the same sites and yet some individuals will find beauty where others don’t. Hikers are able to feed their spirits by focusing on those things that inspire them.

On the way to Sentinel Dome, we passed the two rocks above nestled among the trees. They were just off the trail about twenty feet or so into the wooded area. I thought the brown and gray colors of the rocks against the foliage and lichen captured the essence of the area and I saw beauty there.

The small boulder has managed to find a “home” on top of the larger pedestal rock almost like two pieces of a puzzle. It has even managed to form a base to keep it steady and secure; at least for the foreseeable future. Everyone is free to find their own version of beauty in our national parks!

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*All photographs Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross with all rights reserved.

See previous Year of Yosemite (YOY) posts HERE. If you want to read the introduction to the YOY series, CLICK HERE.


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