Sunday, August 1, 2010

Yosemite: Day Three

Our last full day at Yosemite was a Saturday. The difference in crowds was noticeable. Note - if you're going to Yosemite, try to go during the week. It was packed. Still using the shuttle system, which worked well for us. 

We decided that we'd be doing the most popular trail this day - the Mist Trail. Our guide book described it as being like walking through the mall, that is how crowded it gets. But they also said it was the best bang for your buck as far as the hiking to sights ratio and they were right. 

We got there around 10AM and there weren't too many people there. The hike is paved but very much an incline. It starts at the bottom of the river, with a nice bridge overlook:

You then hike up to the top of Vernal Falls. Like I said, it is a pretty steep incline, but paved. You reach a bridge when you're a little more than halfway up, with gorgeous views. The whole time, we'd been hiking next to the river, watching it get steeper and faster:

 From there, we hiked up lots of stairs to the top of Vernal Falls. This part is actually the Mist Trail, and the reason is you will get soaked from the mist of the falls:
 See? Started out dry, ended up soaked:
 The guys went on up to Nevada Falls, the second falls on the trail, while my mom and I people-watched down at the bridge. The hike was definitely worth the views.

No comments:


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Site Design By Designer Blogs