Prayer Flags in Yosemite

Where have your flags been lately? As our prayer flag climbers prepare for their next big summit attempt we continue to be mindful of where we can take the flags. Yosemite is one of the great and first National Parks, hence it seemed like an appropriate place to wave the prayer flags in the wind and say a little prayer for your loved ones, I’m sure they would love the fresh air. In the picture you will see that the flags blew naturally into the wind overlooking El Capitan.

This is a picture is of John Muir and President Roosevelt at Yosemite, there they camped together and Muir convinced Roosevelt to take control of Yosemite and protect it. . . eventually starting the National Park Service. This is an example of the positive influence Muir, and any one individual can have, and that we can all make a difference. Muir continues as an icon for mountaineering, he once stated, “Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”