Yosemite National Park

If you didn't know this before you know it now; California is experiencing a drought.

Typically Yosemite National Park has plenty of amazing waterfalls and pools brimming with water. When we went there were two measly waterfalls and even those turned into mist before hitting the water below. Regardless it is a stunning place with a lot of explorable nature. We hiked, we swam, we camped, we explored. The highlight of our stay was probably climbing up a rocky hillside in the evening as the sun set and watching the golden light dip behind the hills. We camped for 3 nights here and while it was a little cramped (just because a tent advertises it can hold 6 people doesn't mean it should) it was nice to be under the stars and away from the city for a few days.

There is nothing quite like a dip in freezing cold water below a water fall after hiking in the hot sun all day. The water was uncomfortably cold..but it was an experience.