Home Mountain: Yosemite National Park

In life, there are many things that help you escape everyday life. For example, many people find their inner self by listening to music, by exercising, or by doing sports. However, my way of escaping everyday life is to take a trip to the mountains. Nothing beats that feeling of being far away from the city life and having no connection with it what so ever. This leads me to the reason why I love Yosemite National Park. When I first arrived there after hours of driving, I felt excitement, I felt purity, and I felt as if mother nature is deeply connected with me. The first night when I camped there, it gave me an idea that this was going to be an interesting experience. In the middle of the night, we heard bear steps and out of nowhere you hear the rangers chasing it away. It sounded as if the bear would have been 3 feet away from our tent. Or course, it was night and we had to get as much rest as we could in order to have energy for The BIG Hike. On the last day there, before we left the next day; we planned a Half Dome hike. (The most memorable/greatest hike of my life). The hike was 17 miles total, there and back. Half Dome was an elevation of 4,800 feet. We started about 6 A.M in the morning and ended at 9 P.M at night. It was terrifying because we did not expect to come back that late. The mountain was so dark, you cannot even see your hands. Everyone was worried that something might come out and snatch you. Luckily, it did not. The night was over and everyone had to rest from a long day because we had to leave tomorrow morning. Yosemite National Park was absolutely the greatest thing that happened in my life. The feeling of freedom and the feeling of the connection with mother nature is absolutely wonderful. This is definitely a memorable moment and a moment where I can say Why I Love My Home Mountain.

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