John Muir once referred to the Sierra Nevada as the “Range of Light.” Here is a quote from the first chapter of his book, The Yosemite:
And after ten years of wandering and wondering in the heart of it, rejoicing in its glorious floods of light, the white beams of the morning streaming through the passes, the noonday radiance on the crystal rocks, the flush of the alpenglow, and the irised spray of countless waterfalls, it still seems above all others the Range of Light.
At the end of the first day, we met Maggie Henderson and Diana Bell for the Range of Light Film Festival at the California Historical Society. It was stunning. They were showing some of the shorts that had been a part of the premiere of this festival that was originally shown at Yosemite. Every film was to some degree or another about this National Park. If you are interested in viewing a sampling of what was shown, here is the first we saw among videos on YouTube: