Yosemite Reflections

Reflections in small pools of water reveal El Capitan along the Merced River in Yosemite National Park in California. During a stint managing California gold mines, Frederick Law Olmsted became enthralled with Yosemite Valley and its "placid pools which reflect the <br />
wondrous heights." <br />
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Advocating for its protection, he planted the seeds for the National Park System 25 years before it was designated. He suggested the road on the valley floor travel around the perimeter--not down the middle along the Merced River--to not spoil the view.