Images only begin to tell the story of the beauty that Yosemite National Park has to share.
This was my first trip to Yosemite and backpacking the North Rim of the valley was absolutely breathtaking. From camping atop El Capitan on Night 1, to seeing sweeping views of Half Dome on Day 2, and finally a knee and sole-crushing descent (for some of us) on Day 3, I highly recommend it.
Read more for a breakdown of our three-day, two-night trip across Yosemite's North Rim.
We began on August 4 and ended August 6.