I am at the end of my designated time for this expedition. I must now return from whence I came, to a civilization density that can host a technical conference, and will also develop the latent images captured on my film from this remote beautiful place.
As I reflect on the past few days I realize that there are more things that I would like to do. I never did get to the Goulding Museum, or to the trading post near there (which I was told by the traveler couple was closed on the weekend).
There was a road to Navajo Mountain and Piute Canyon, but an SUV was required. My cattle-damaged rental sedan was not up to it. There are many other opportunities here.
I almost took the (restricted) back access road into the valley last night. I’m guessing that from a perspective on the ground a north-looking view might be possible. I regret not going down that primitive road.
I am sad to leave this place. I have a desire for something more, something unfinished, something unresolved, something more to learn.
Oh well, I recall that it took multiple trips to Yosemite Valley to get pictures that I was happy with. Maybe this will be the same.