Glacier Point is undoubtedly the most picturesque location in all of Yosemite National Park. And ever since seeing the old photos of tourists (including President Theodore Roosevelt) standing atop a ledge overlooking the valley floor 3,000 feet below, I’ve wanted to do the same.
Due to the popularity of the location, the inherent danger of a cliff, and the stupidity of people, the area has long been closed. For better or worse, I’m not the kind of person who exactly appreciates the attempts of our government to protect us from ourselves, so I ignored the warning signs, jumped over the wall and ran barefoot across the slick granite to the infamous ledge for the photo-op of a lifetime.
The risk was certainly worth the reward.