Tranquility.  Photograph by Terrence Robertson-Fall.  Dawn in Cook's Meadow, Yosemite Valley.  The soft gray mist, bold bluish granite, and rusty orange leaves paint a dreamlike setting.

This photograph was taken at dawn while the mist was forming and rising from the ground around an oak tree in Cook’s Meadow in Yosemite Valley.  The time was late October, when the leaves were a rusty orange.  Terrence really liked the softness of the mist fading up to the tangle of branches and leaves, backed by the bluish granite of massive valley walls.  Cook's Meadow Loop is an easy and accessible trail near Yosemite Village.

Surrounded by roads and trails, Cook’s Meadow is a popular spot with visitors, yet it’s wilder than it might appear. It’s never been plowed, as many other Yosemite meadows were in the 1800s. Cook's Meadow is named for John J. Cook, who owned a hotel in Yosemite Valley from 1881-87 and grazed cattle in the meadow. Domestic animals didn't get kicked out of the meadow for good until the late 1920's. Park stewardship was apparently a much more casual affair during Yosemite's early days as a national park, as evidenced not only by Cook's Meadow, but by the golf course in Wawona Meadow. 

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