My compadres Rich and Nancy and I spent three full days in Yosemite hiking, investigating and viewing the waterfalls. After several years of drought the Sierra had a wet and snowy winter resulting in thunderous and pounding, flooding and spraying water. Awesomeness and magnificent. Majestic and stunning. This post is word thin and picture heavy. Enjoy!
Thursday May 4, 2017
Having stayed in Oakhurst Wednesday evening we arrived in Yosemite Valley at 9 am and proceeded to hike up the mist trail to Vernal and Nevada falls. It was Misty for sure!
Friday May 5, 2017
Today we hiked around the valley eventually ending up at mirror lake.
As we made our way around the Mirror Lake loop we discovered the trail was under water for about 1/4 of a mile. No problem. We took our shoes off and hobbled down the trail. We had to hobble because the water was so FREAKIN FREEZING it made our knees shake and our stomachs lurch. I made it the whole way barefoot….crazy right? Rich and Nancy, after five minutes of freakin freezing water had the good sense to put their boots back on and plow through the water.
Saturday May 6, 2017
Woke to cloudy skies with a serious threat of rain later in the day. Off we went, stopping first at Bridalveil falls.
Next we went to the Tuolumne Grove and did a short hike. Next we headed for Wildcat Creek trail which traverses the wall of the valley eventually ending, 10 miles later, at the top of El Capitan. I imagine the views from this hike are amazing….today however, it was foggy and on and off raining. The three of us could hardly see each other.
It was a great day for taking flower pictures. We stopped at Wildcat Creek for lunch sitting right in the middle of the trail…..because we knew no one else would be passing by. I brought my stove and we had hot chocolate and special coffee drink. So yummy and warm!
Sunday May 7, 2017
Up and out the door early and on the trail for one last quick hike before heading home. It rained throughout the night and the Adler Creek trail was wet and foggy creating the Ichabod Crane affect. A cacophony of birds and water accompanied us along the trail.
And finally here are some videos of the water. Happy trails until next time!