Friday, September 21, 2012

Yosemite and Devils Postpile

The school the kids attended last year (near Pollock Pines) held a field Yosemite of all places! Although Chandler wasn't formally enrolled, they invited her to attend, knowing we lived 45 minutes away.  We dropped her off for the weekend and when we picked her up we stopped at Devils Postpile National Monument just south of Yosemite, on the way back to Lake Sabrina.

Here are the basic facts about this incredible natural wonder.  "Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile National Monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery.  The formation is a rare sight in the geologic world and ranks as one of the world's finest examples of columnar basalt. Its columns tower 60 feet high and display an unusual symmetry." (Ntl Park Svc)  For more info see:

Fun for Chandler to reconnect with school friends again.

Doug and Henry Wyatt take in the extraordinary views of Yosemite

Chandler inside a twisted tree trunk

At the base of Devils Postpile

Check out the bottom of the posts as they stick out above me.

Here they are at the top of the pile.

The hexagon shape on every post is universal in nature

The Postpile's visual explanation

After a fun but exhausting weekend of camping our girl caught some zzz's on the way home.

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