Spillway Lake, Yosemite

Spillway Lake

There's no guarantee that your visit to Spillway Lake will yield the same verdant lakeside, tastefully restrained patches of snow, and clouds shaped like gamboling puppy dogs. So should you even bother? It's a tough question. William Howard Taft wouldn't have dared attempt it, and he was not only the 27th president of the United States, but chief justice of the supreme court. Are you saying you're better than he was? If so, please use your gifts as a statesman to get the Tuolumne Meadows Store to stay open at least half an hour past sunset.