Yosemite Reflective Essay

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An amber morning sun gleamed over the stark white, snow capped peaks of the mountains of Yosemite National Park. At 6 in the morning, climbing up the north face of the main mountain, the hot summer sun juxtaposed with the bone-chilling wind hundreds of feet up on the steep face of the mountain. Clipped in next to me my wife, Jan, a blonde with captivating blue eyes. While not tall, she makes up for her lack in height with her abundance in heart. Ever since we were dating back years ago, we've always shared the same passion of rock climbing. The rush finally reaching the summit of a towering peak like Yosemite is one of the best feelings someone can feel, but the constant suspense of anything possibly happening up on the mountain resonates in my head like a lingering fear that nobody can get rid of. Jan turned her head, hesitated, but then spoke, …show more content…
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