Yosemite National Park


During the second half of my Spring Break, I had to opportunity to go to Yosemite National Park for the very first time! I've never been to Yosemite and when one of my closest friends, (Re)Becca, suggested that we go during Spring Break, I did not hesitate to agree. Our plan was to meet up on the weekend before coming back to Simpson and spend an entire Saturday in the park. Yosemite has been a place that I have wanted to go to for a really long time that I was so excited for the day to come! After planning and confirming all of the details for the trip, Garrett, Becca, and I were going to spend our last weekend of Spring Break in Yosemite!

So on the second half of Spring Break, we met up in a town called Oakdale, CA, which was a two hour drive east of the Bay Area. Oakdale was also the place where we got an Airbnb, which was so nice and only two hours outside of Yosemite Park.

We woke up the next morning, at 5 and were on the road!
The first hike we went to was Vernal Falls and that was no joke! It was a three mile hike, which had gradual incline and steps. This was a challenge for me because it was the most exercise that I've done in a few weeks. But once we got to the top, it was so worth it! 



Becca and Garrett are two incredible people and I couldn't have imagined going to Yosemite to experience all that it had to offer with another group of people. They both have such incredible passions and talents that I find myself filled with so much joy and amazement. Jesus continues to highlight the complexity and His intentional creations.


Now back at Simpson preparing for graduation and finishing major assignments, I find myself wanting to go back to these moments. I felt like it was such a magical place and getting to experience Yosemite with Becca and Garrett is something I will never forget. 


Thank you so much for reading!
-Jacky

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