Have you been to Yosemite? My brother takes you there on his blog today, up close to some fabulous falls!!
“The last few hundred meters up the Vernal Falls trail are stairs cut into the cliffside…”
With that simple line, the National Park Service warned us that a very steep climb was ahead of us!
Welcome To Yosemite’s “Mist Trail!”
Welcome back to Yosemite National Park, roughly a 7 hour drive northeast of Los Angeles, and about 3 hours slightly south and east of San Francisco. The “Mist Trail” hike is 3 miles round trip to the Vernal Waterfall and back, but you can go much further as well, as this park has trails lacing it like Christmas ribbon!
We were here a few days before Thanksgiving, and the park’s shuttle buses to the trailhead weren’t operating due to Covid restrictions, so we added another 1.2 miles walking over from the legendary Ahwahnee Hotel.
To get to the Mist Trail, you get to follow the gorgeous, serene Merced River on…
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I haven’t been but I want to!! So beautiful. Nice pics
Thanks! I enjoyed the pictures and videos too! I’ve been to Yosemite but not for a few years; and I don’t remember doing this steep hike. So I was happy to see the falls up close without having to do the climb! 😊
I saw it on John’s blog and left a comment, Susanne.
Best wishes, pete.
Thanks, Pete. I was happy to see the falls on John’s blog without having to make the hike. 😄
A fun if slightly nerve-wracking hike, Susanne! I never hiked during winter but someday! Great shots! Usually it’s 95 degrees in July-August and one really appreciates the mist!
Thanks, Terri! I enjoyed the hike vicariously! Doubt I’ll ever try it myself, but who knows?😊
It’s very doable, you’d be fine. Just don’t wear flip flops and shorts like I’ve seen many people do 🤣
I’m glad you enjoyed them!!
Stunning pictures, I didn’t realize John was your brother! I haven’t been to Yosemite but would love to go some day.
Thank you! Yes, indeed! He inspired me to start my own blog! 😊 Yosemite is incredible. It’s been a few years since I was there but I would love to go back again in the off season.
Wow that’s an incredible post! I may have missed it but I didn’t see the “like” button on John’s post. Fresno is really not far from Yosemite at all, but I haven’t been there in ages. John got some amazing photos!
Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I thought the waterfall pictures were incredible! I definitely need to go back to Yosemite though I’m not sure I’m up to the hike he did!
It looks like a good photographic eye runs in the family! What a beautiful hike and view. Sigh.
Thank you so much! Yes, John got some amazing pictures! The views of the falls were incredible! 🙂
I have never been to Yosemite, but Acadia(which I know is in your some day plans) has its own share of very steep trails.
Yosemite is one of the most beautiful national parks, but there are many others and indeed Acadia is on my list to see someday! Not sure about climbing steep trails, though! 😉 Those days may be behind me!
Fortunately the biking paths are excellent and you can drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain.
That sounds perfect!
On the way up you stop for popovers with blueberry jam, sit on a nice wooden chair and enjoy the scenery.
Even better!! 😄