Photo Adventure: Yosemite Falls

16 Feb


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


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.


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.


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


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.


We trekked to Yosemite Point for this view.


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


The Clark Range is pretty stunning too.


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


Insert “Vertigo” theme here.


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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