Wilderness Trip of the Sierra Nevada and Surrounding


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Half Dome 8,836 ft. Yosemite Falls Glacier Point 7,214 ft. Curry Village
Half Dome is the symbol of Yosemite National Park. Once, in the perfect dome, along with the vertical crack, it was shaved off to the glacier, and it became the present form. This is a Yosemite Falls view from Taft Point. You can see the hiking trail on the left. The hike to the top of Falls takes about 3 hours from valley floor. This is the best view point that looks down on Yosemite Valley. You can also enjoy the grand scene of Sierra Nevada at the same time. Curry Village is a long-standing accommodation of Yosemite. You can see the parking lot and the pool of Curry village from Glacier point.
Vernal & Nevada Fall Taft Point The Ahwahnne Tuolumne Grove
The water of Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls are rich even in summer. You can enjoy Mist Trail hiking in the spray of Vernal Falls. There are some wonderful view points at the south side of Yosemite Valley. Taft Point is a best place to see the El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks at the same time. The Ahwahnne is a historical hotel and it is the beauty of artificial masterpiece which matched with Yosemite. Giant Sequoia is the largest living things in the world. There are three giant sequoia groves in Yosemite. The Mariposa Grove is the largest, Merced and Tuolumne Grove is near Crane Flat.
Tenaya Lake Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center of Tuolumne Meadows Tuolumne River
Tenaya Lake is the beautiful lake surrounded by the woods and granite mountains. The lake has beautiful shore and people enjoy the swimming, fishing and picnic at the beach. Tuolumne Meadows is one and half hour drive from Yosemite Valley. There are many trails you can enjoy hiking in the spacious meadows. Here is the trail junction of Pacific Crest Trail and John Muir Trail. The other highcountry trails start here. You can get the Wilderness Permit and information at the Wilderness Center. Tuolumne River takes clean water to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. And it will become drinking water of the Bay Area people.
Lembert Dome View from the Lembert Dome White Cascade in Glen Aulin A trail in the woods
This rocky mountain is on the east of Tuolumne Meadows, and the rock climbers and the hikers enjoy climbing. The hiking trailhead is left side of the parking lot, and it takes about 2 hours round trip. The summit of the Lembert Dome is good place to look over the Meadows. The sharp rock mountain on the left is Cathedral Peak. Cathedral Peak 10,940 ft. There are many dynamic water falls near Glen Aulin. The names of other beautiful falls are Tuolumne Falls, California Falls, Le Conte Falls and Water Wheel Falls. This beautiful pass in the woods is a typical trail in Yosemite. Here is Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River, upper reaches of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
Winter of Yosemite Valley El Capitan Dewey Point View from the Dewey Point
As compared with summer, the winter of Yosemite is very quiet. You can enjoy the snow camp at the campground without any reservation which opens even in winter. El Capitan on the left is the sheer cliff 3,000 feet high. The walls attract experienced rock climbers from around the globe. Glacier point road is closed in winter but open for cross country skiers. This hike is four hours round trip from Badger Pass Ski Area by cross country ski and snow shoe. Snow decorates the scene of the Yosemite more elegantly. The peak on the left of Half Dome is Clouds Rest 9,926 ft.