"Anthem" by Leonard Cohen

"The birds they sang at the break of day
Start again, I heard them say
Don't dwell on what has passed away
or what has yet to be...

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in"

Monday, August 24, 2009

Olmsted Point

olmsted point yosemite
Originally uploaded by musicmuse_ca
We made it over Yosemite by dusk, and descended to Mono Lake. The last time I was there, the lake was so dry. It was wonderful to see it full and healthy again.

The Eastern Side of the Sierras are a special place for me....I have hiked Lundy Canyon, and camped out at Mono Lake and Mammoth Mountain. I spent some wonderful days hiking the Ansel Adams Wilderness area.

But my most magical memories are of the nights I spent in the BLM area near Mammoth camping out near the illegal hot tubs that some industrious hippies built over the natural geothermal hot springs that dot the area. Me and my then boyfriend camped out under the stars, sat in the hot tub at night and watched the Perseids shooting by by the thousands in the big black desert night sky.

Some memories are magical and stay with you forever.


Evan said...

"Some memories are magical and stay with you forever."

That does sound magical.

Beth K. said...

It was an amazing sight and something I will never forget. The night sky us so clear and dark out there and after the sunset the Mosquitos went away . then we could enjoy the natural hot tub in peace and watch the shooting stars as they descended in a cascade of light from above

it gave me a real sense of our place in the universe and as a part of the milky way

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