This spring I wrote the infamous 333 paper on the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. I focused on President Theodore Roosevelt’s involvement in the damming of the Valley, but I’ll spare you the finer details, I could go on all day! Anyway, after spending a month of my life reading in depth about this little known gem, I couldn’t wait to see the valley for myself. Since I was coming to California for an internship this summer (another post to come soon about that!), my family and I drove out to Yosemite before dropping me off. Even with the sheet of water blocking the many of the beautiful views not unlike those in Yosemite Valley, the granite cliffs and clear water made it a sight to behold. Don’t tell the National Park Service, but I went down the lake’s edge to fill up my water bottle with the purest and most delicious water I’ve ever tasted. It was a great way to bring a close to the biggest paper at PEA, and I hope I can spend more time there camping or hiking in the future!
Hope you are all having a fantastic summer!