Monday, May 26, 2008

Lower Yosemite Falls Trail (5/26/08)

Sarah and I did this short loop trail during our great Pacific coast trip of 2008. We day-tripped to Yosemite on May 26 from San Francisco. Of course it would have been great to have a whole week at Yosemite, but we crammed a lot into this short trip we had.

It was fairly cool still at Yosemite, even in late May. During our morning drive up to the Tuolumne Meadows we actually encountered some fresh snow on the road. It was also quite foggy with a very low cloud cover. Later in the afternoon it cleared some, but sadly we never got a good view of Half dome because of the clouds.

The Lower Yosemite Falls trail was quite easy to reach from shuttle stop #6 in the Yosemite Valley. It is an easy loop trail rated at 1 mile in length. It takes you up to near the base of the Lower Yosemite Falls where the views are quite spectacular. Of course as I looked upon the falls more I wish the time had been available to take the much longer trail which takes you up to the top of the Upper Yosemite Falls.

Sarah and I enjoyed the time together though on this little hike. We got some fine pictures at the falls themselves and at least got one great hike in during our short time at Yosemite.


Here are some of the photos we took from this hike. They are all from my Yosemite album on Picasa. Clicking any of these photos will take you to the full-size photo and the full Yosemite album:


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