Tuesday, June 19, 2012

. . . from the archives #72: Vernal Fall Trail, Yosemite 1961

Trees & Granite - Yosemite  1961

Joe, Nevada Fall Barrier - Yosemite  1961

Mike recalls hiking up to the top of Vernal and Nevada Falls in the spring of 1961 with his family, but somehow there's no photo of the actual waterfalls to be found in his contact sheets. He can only suppose that the moisture in the air was much too wet for him to pull out his relatively large camera.

Continuing on up past Nevada Fall he stopped at the top and took a photo of Joe standing in front of the upper level barrier, the high water evident.


Diane said...

If you could recommend one moderate hike to do while in Yosemite, which would you choose?

Have you done the Sentinel Dome/ Taft Point hike? Was it difficult?

My camera would love to do the Half Dome hike.....but unfortunately my body won't make it. :((

Mike Mundy said...

Good question! In the valley my thing is always the Happy Isles / Mirror Lake area. But a lot of that is on paved roads. There's an actual trail that runs through the valley, but it parallels the roads, so there's a lot of traffic noise.

I've done the trail to North Dome, but that was quite a while ago.

The trail going to Glen Aulin, out of Tuolumne Meadows, seemed really nice when I did it on horseback last year. I need to go back and try it on foot (not all the way to Glen Aulin, however.)