Monday, April 19, 2010

Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Falls Trail!

After a good night's rest in the mansion o'Curry, we got up early and headed up to Yosemite Falls.
And up we had to go.  Luckily, the trails bless the early risers and we didn't have many slow-pokes slowing us down.
Yosemite Falls trail provides several lookout points along the route.  Even this one, early into the trip, was breathtaking.
Speaking of breathtaking, take a wrong step on this trail and you will be back to the valley floor in a couple seconds.
But, beyond every narrow corner is another awe-inspiring view to keep you motivated for the next leg of the journey. Remember Half Dome? I'll for sure never forget it.
Finally, the highest measured waterfall in all of North America...........including Niagara Falls. At 2,425ft, this gusshing waterfall is a marvel to witness in person.  Let's take a little closer look.
The only thing more impressive about the height, is the actual sound of the falls, the smell of the falls, and the feel of the mist coming off of the falls.  It is amazing to get the opportunity to witness the physical works of God's creation upclose.
Amazing as it was, there was still another mile or so to the top of the falls, and the Mrs. and I had a 5 hour drive to look forward to.

Since it was another hour and a half to get back to the car, we stopped for a litte power-packed-picnic or PB&Blackberry Jam, Gatorade, and Animal Cracker-Raisin-Pretzel-Peanut trail mix. Can't beat a picnic by the falls. See you at the bottom.

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