July 14, 2014

Four years ago, my high school graduating class went to San Francisco for our senior trip. It was an incredible, whirlwind trip, which eventually ended at Yosemite National Park⎼ one of the most beautiful places in the United States, in my opinion. 

Life works in funny ways. A month ago, after I graduated from college, I flew straight to the West Coast again, but this time, with my best friend and brother. We hit a lot of the same spots that I had visited four years before, but not necessarily on purpose. The trip ended at Yosemite once again, and it was the second time I was able to hike to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls, one of my favorite spots in the park. For my next trip to Yosemite: Half Dome, you're next.
Land's End

The best Mexican food of my life at The Mission

Our standard daily bubble tea run

A day spent at Stanford

A quick, post-dinner hike at Pacifica Beach. We caught the sunset at the perfect time! 

The first step into the Pacific

Marin Headlands

First glimpse of El Capitan at Yosemite National Park

Solo hike up to Upper Yosemite Falls

The view from the top, with Half Dome peeking out

My last snapshot of Yosemite, on our way out.