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  1. Little Yosemite Valley - A view of Nevada falls and Little Yosemite valley above, from the John Muir trail, Yosemite.
    This picture was taken in July. John Muir trail is closed during winter because snow and ice covers the upper part of the trail. Early in summer, the trail is opened and the view is awesome. A suggested hike is to hike up along the mist trail, visit Vernal falls, proceed to the top of Nevada falls and then continue to John Muir trail to make a loop.
  2. Nevada Falls, Yosemite National Park - Nevada falls from John Muir trail, Yosemite
  3. Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park - View of Vernal falls from the Mist trail, Yosemite
    Mist trail offers one of the most beautiful hike in Yosemite. It is extremely crowded. You get to see the Vernal Falls up close, and be soaked with cold mist. The trail opens late in spring and is quite strenuous beyond the first footbridge (1 mile from the trailhead). The trail is also slippery and is almost flooded with water. Continue up along the trail to the top of Vernal Falls and beyond. You will see the beautiful Emerald Pool and the Silver Apron.

    Early summer, there is a plenty of water on Merced river. Emerald Pool and Silver Apron are not beautiful but there will remain an astonishment over the water's speed along a smooth slope. In mid-summer, you get to see some "waterwheels" as the water hits some rocks along the smooth slope. Water hits a pool slower and it becomes clear why it is named so.

  4. Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park - View from Mist trail, Yosemite
  5. Trees in Yosemite Valley during Winter - Snow and trees in Yosemite valley (February 1998)
    Park visitation is very low during February. I saw just a few dozen people even on the most popular trails. Mirror lake was frozen solid.
  6. Ribbon falls in Yosemite Valley (May 2005) - Ribbon falls (only in early summer)
    Most of the waterfalls in the valley dry up late in the summer. Bridalveil falls runs year-round, but the water becomes almost a trickle. The Yosemite falls dries out almost completely. One labor day weekend, I walked up almost to the mouth the waterfalls. The rock was extremely slippery and the stream falling over was only a foott wide. The vernal and nevada falls always have water, but the quantity is drastically low. It is still extremely beautiful in the valley, but it is really remarkable in early summer.
  7. Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Valley (May 2005) - One of the most popular waterfalls in Yosemite
    The parking lot is very small. It is a easy walk up to the waterfalls. A week after I visited Yosemite in May, the 10-year flood returned to Yosemite and this waterfalls was overflowing its banks at the bottom. I visited the park again a week later. Everyone was completely soaked near the waterfalls.
  8. El Capitan, Yosemite Valley (May 2005) - Look for rock climbers on this wall


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