No matter how many times I've said goodbye to a place I've grown to love, it never gets any easier. I will miss incense cedar and giant sequoias, Half Dome and dodging pedestrians on the Mirror Lake Trail, swimming in the Merced at nighttime, holding hands with new friends below the tallest waterfall in North America, smoke-stained sunsets, crashing in Fish Crew cabins in the high country, reading in El Cap meadow, jumping into alpine lakes, mountaintop yoga, and obsessively keeping my food away from bears.
Goodbye, for now, Yosemite. Your granite walls have made the best home. See you soon.