By Barbara Falconer Newhall
Is the Yosemite high country even more beautiful than the Himalayas?
My hiking pal Al Aistrope thinks so. The Himalayas’ claim to fame, of course, is all those high, spectacularly high, mountain peaks.
Yosemite, on the other hand, abounds in beautiful sights,large and small — rocks, trees, wildflowers, river beds, meadows and mountains.
Al knows whereof he speaks. He spends a lot of time in Nepal. Right now he’s in Katmandu, where he looks after orphans through his program Virtue’s Children Nepal. He’ll be having Christmas dinner with them.
Some day I’ll have to ask Al how his charity got that name. It’s probably something about the amazing loyalty and generosity Al has observed over the years among the orphan children he’s met there.
You can see Al in this picture. He’s very tiny between the rocks and the trees. For a closer look at Al, go to the Virtue’s Children Nepal website.
For more Sierra Nevada pix check out my earlier posts.