We stopped to pick up our permit in Wawona at the sometimes-hard-to-find visitor center.
Starting up the trail - it climbs steeply by the lower falls before changing into a more gentle grade about 1/4 mile in.
Steps in the first steep 1/4 mile
Some kind of phaecelia?
REI catalog poses
First view of the Upper Falls tucked in behind the rock
Zoom in on upper falls in the distance- the trail never offers a good straight-on view of the falls due to the geography
Trail near the top of the falls. One of the guys in our group saw a rattlesnake around here.
There is no straight-on view of the falls but I can see and feel the mist rising.
Yay we're at the top-ish.
Dropping into the gorge
Taking a short break before moving on to camp.
Steer's Head - a hard to find flower (dicentra uniflora)
Steers Head (dicentra uniflora)
Camp by Chilnualna Creek
Hey get out of my shot