Cold Weekendin Yosemite Pt.2

May 3, 2010 3:53 pm
20100403_Yosemite_0020.jpgFirst glimpse of the park as you approach from the West entrance.

It’s been almost a month since I posted the first blog about the Yosemite weekend.  This post will go over the remainder of that weekend.

The original plan for this trip was to drive into the park Friday night, wake up early Saturday morning, backpack and and spend the night in Little Yosemite Valley, hike out, and go home Sunday.  With the stormy weather this just wasn’t the easiest thing to do.  Going to the visitor center should always be one of the first stops when entering the park to get current trail conditions and get the latest information from the park officials.  Due to the recent storm, the Mist Trail has been closed due to dangerous conditions, but part of the John Muir Trail is open, although the higher sections of the trail had lots of ice and snow along the trail making bits of the hike quite difficult and very dangerous.  With this information, we decided not to backpack to Yosemite Valley but instead find a spot in Camp 4, and go on the original route as a day hike instead.

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The group having lunch at Clark Point.  We turned around from this point since the trail to the top of Vernal Falls was closed off.  Plus the higher we got in elevation, the snow was just harder to hike through.
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Ning & I

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Ning maneuvering her way down one of the many switchbacks dangerously covered with ice.
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Recently fallen tree blocking the trail with debris all over.

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View of the Yosemite Falls from the trail.

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View of Half Dome from the middle of the Valley

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El Capitan and Half dome towering over the valley.

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View of Yosemite Falls from the Valley floor.

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