El Capitan is one of the most amazing rock formations I have ever seen. A 3,500 foot tall piece of granite towering above the Yosemite valley floor; the first time I saw it I was speechless. A part of me wants to climb as I see climbers perched on a rock ledge 2,000 feet up it, but another part of me is way too scared. One morning we gave a ride to a couple of climbers in the bed of our pickup to their site, and one of the guys unfortunately put both of his gloves on the greasy 5th wheel hitch. Despite that, they were nice to us and let us follow them to the base of El Cap, which was all the more massive when looking up at. Even right now, as I am thinking about it, I cannot believe that such a magnificent thing exists.
By far one of my favorite parts of the trip to Yosemite was a long yet rewarding 9.6 mile round trip hike up to Glacier Point. We had an amazing view of at El Capitan where we stopped for lunch and spent a good half hour chilling and found the time to draw a picture of El Cap. When we were getting nearer to the top we saw two rocks perched on the edge like diving boards that people “base jump” off of, which is literally jumping off of a huge cliff with parachutes on their back. When we got to the top of the hike there was an amazing view of Half Dome at a priceless angle, I was so glad we did the hike.