Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hiking Vernal Falls - Yosemite Day 4

We hiked to the top of Vernal Falls and the base of Nevada Falls. After hiking up the mountain, you then climbed 600 steps that were flattened rocks, slippery from years of use and mist from the waterfall and lined with a sheer cliff to the roaring river below.
Vernal Falls in the distance

Dad doing good on the climb up

Sean on the rock steps, see the incline?

Rainbow from about halfway up the hike

Another pretty rainbow caused by the mist, at this point, we were soaking wet from the "mist"

Top of Vernal Falls, this is what you go through before you reach...

...this! Vernal Falls!

Falls, river, rocks and rainbow

Hmm, fake smile #1.
(Please note the soaking wetness, Jena had a hood, I did not)

Kinda fake smile #2. I think its time for more Mom-packed lunches and snacks

So pretty

Up to the base of Nevada Falls we stopped to take a dip in the stream

Just kidding! I mean, I am a good swimmer but I am pretty sure that the 54 degree river would win.

Nevada Falls!

Jena, Sean, Nevada Falls


Anonymous said...

love the pix! looks like u had a great time! :)

Beverly said...

Awesome Pics....understand you all had a great time...except for mom's mishaps :)