Sunday, June 5, 2016

Yosemite 2016

With a near normal snowpack in the Central Sierra this year, the waterfalls in Yosemite National Park are flowing with great gusto once again.  It's been four years since this has happened.  Who knows what the future holds for precipitation, so if you are a waterfall enthusiast, it was high time to high tail it down to Yosemite.

I joined a hiking buddy, Surjit Dhillon, on a 3-day impromptu trip to Yosemite after the Memorial Weekend to check out the waterfalls.  A highlight of the trip was an 8 mile RT hike on the John Muir and Mist Trails which does a circuit of Vernal and Nevada Falls ascending and descending approximately 2,000'.

We also took in heady views of the valley from Glacier Point and Tunnel Viewpoint, and a drive to Olmsted Point and Lake Tenaya on Tioga Pass Road.

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