OTR seldom refers to his life before retirement when he found himself immersed in this nation's most extraordinary resources, cultural and natural. Though he may be "out of the traces" the "green" blood runs deep and every now and then the preservation ethic surfaces. This video struck him as so worthy of sharing because it reaffirms life and beauty in the smallest of things in the harshest of environments. OTR walked among these resources in other places and earlier times. He hasn't been the same since and he's quite happy for it!
If you enjoyed this Yosemite Nature Note you can watch the entire series on YouTube or at the park's official website.
H/T National Parks Traveler