Next summer’s epic hike will bring us back to the valley here, but there really won’t be a chance to see everything. So what’s one to do? Make two trips!
Mid may and the melt was in full force so all the falls were at peak flow. If nature is your thing then Yosemite needs to be on your bucket list.
I’ll post some more later as I get around to it – this is just what I pulled off my GoPro this morning.
These are in the order they were taken. It kinda goes from “Oh, that’s cool” to “Ooooooh, holy crap.”
First real view of the valley:
El Capitan under clouds. There’s really no sense of scale here because everything is so massive, but here’s an idea – this wall is is 3,000 ft tall.
El Cap minus the clouds
800 miles in 4 days in a Challenger R/T
View of Yosemite Falls from Swinging Bridge
Midday drinks at The Ahwahnee
Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls (2,425 ft) – this is the 6th tallest waterfall in the world and the tallest in North America.
Lower Yosemite Fall (320 ft)- there are people on the rocks for scale
View of the eastern part of the valley from Glacier Point -Half Dome, Nevada Fall, and Vernal Fall out there
Western part of the valley from Glacier Point – that’s Yosemite Falls in the middle
Sequoias in the Mariposa Grove
And finally “Tunnel View.” Probably the most recognizable visual from the park