Visiting Yosemite, hiking through the Merced Grove and to the top of Vernal Falls were some of the highlights of our November roadtrip. I mentioned in my last post how familiar and wonderful it felt to be back in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Now it’s time for some pictures.
Our first stop was the Merced Grove to meet some Giant Sequoias.
We slept in the tent cabins in Curry Village. Not quite camping, but not a hotel either.
The next day we walked to the top of Vernal Falls. This is a walk my mom, brother, and I always did when I was a kid. Scott and I traveled this way to get to the top of Half Dome. My friend Jen and I slogged up here after driving all night from Humboldt State University. There have been backpacking trips and day hikes that started here. My point? This is my trail. Despite the pavement and the crowds (not in November!), I love this walk.
This hike in particular, and Yosemite in general, should be part of any West Coast bucket list.
And find five easy Yosemite hikes if you want to see a lot of beauty without too much effort.