Photo Adventure: Yosemite Falls

16 Feb

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My life is still a whirlwind, but I did go for an overnight adventure up the Yosemite Falls Trail.

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Yosemite Falls is one of the steepest and most difficult trails in Yosemite Valley. I’ve hiked up the trail plenty of times, but never with a full pack. Fortunately the company was awesome and the scenery was as stunning as ever.

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I’ve seen rock and ice fall on this trail before, and I know they happen pretty frequently. So it was a bit scary when we heard a loud cracking rumble on the way up. It was so loud I was convinced that it was rockfall, but it turned out to be huge chunks of ice plummeting into the snow cone.

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My friend Ryan actually saw the rockfall that caused this white colored scar on the rock face a few weeks ago.

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It’s been a really low snow year, which is causing all sorts of problems for California. There was just barely enough snow at the top of the falls for us to snowshoe.

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We trekked to Yosemite Point for this view.

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I was utterly fascinated by this Dali-esque airplane contrail.

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The Clark Range is pretty stunning too.

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The view from the top of the falls looking down into the section known as “Middle Earth.”

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Insert “Vertigo” theme here.

~Robin

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2 Responses to “Photo Adventure: Yosemite Falls”

  1. izoomerizoomer February 16, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    Great trip! We skied from the Badger pass to the Glacier point yesterday. View was spectacular too!

    • wanderdrossel February 17, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

      Huzzah to finally having enough snow to ski on!

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