Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Wonder who that woman was bounding around the park with all the handlers? The one and only Oprah Winfrey! She toured the park early in October at the invite of Park Ranger Shelton Johnson. He regularly portrays Elizy Bowman, a fictitious member of the old Buffalo Soldiers.
This Friday and Monday, October 29 and November 1, Oprah will devote two entire shows to her overnight camping trip in Yosemite. While in the park, Shelton participated in an evening campfire chat with her while she stayed at the Lower Pines Campground. The shows highlight her visit to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tunnel View, a mule ride, and fly fishing on the Merced River.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “How can you explain that you need to know that the trees are still there, and the hills and the sky? Anyone knows they are. How can you say it is time your pulse responded to another rhythm, the rhythm of the day and the season instead of the hour and the minute? No, you cannot explain. So you walk.” – Author unknown
*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com