I’m planning on several more of my travel articles similar to my White Mountains and Death Valley pieces. One of them will feature Yosemite’s 13,061' Mt Dana, an easy 3000' non-technical “climb” (more of a hike) from the east entrance station of Yosemite National Park (see aerial map). I recommend this climb to anyone so “inclined”, and it’s a good starter climb for teenagers too. This particular ascent was my favorite (my 3rd, though not all the same day), with swirling clouds and a fresh layer of fine powder snow blowing in my face—one feels alive under such conditions. And once in a while a random stranger takes a decent shot of me. And then it cleared and warmed, making for a nice 3 hour sojourn.
At the summit of Mt. Dana (Mono Lake seen below).