Photographer's Note

A huge wildfire burning in California is about 20 from the world famous El Capitan and Yosemite National Park. Although there is no immediate danger to the park the fire is too close for comfort.

El Capitan is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith extends about 3,000 feet (900 m) from base to summit along its tallest face, and is one of the world's favorite challenges for rock climbers. The formation was named "El Capitan" by the Mariposa Battalion when it explored the valley in 1851. For climbers, the challenge is to climb up the sheer granite face; there are many named climbing routes, all of them arduous. (From Wikipedia)

Tomorrow I will post a photo of a couple of climbers on El Capital.

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