Friday, May 6, 2011

Yosemite May 1st

Now this is Nature at her finest!
Sunday, May 1st.
Perfect 40 degree morning...60s in afternoon.
Amazing sites.
Especially Mist Trail to Vernal Falls.
Rainbows at your feet.

Those are people to the left...
coming up wet stone steps.

The trails are not for the weak kneed or badly out of shape...
But if you can get yourself up to the very top of Vernal Falls, it is well worth it!

This is looking straight down over Vernal Falls.
See the rainbow from the Mist Trail.
FYI ...I did not take this photo!
My brave mountain climbing brother did.
I could not even look at him taking the photo, let alone look over the edge!

Views from top of Nevada Falls

I just like looking straight ahead!

Or from the side...Nevada Falls

And look what you can view without hardly even a walk...right in the valley.

Yosemite Falls

And the beautiful Ahwanhnee Hotel

Postscript:    I really do not want to end this blog post with a negative, but the reality that there have been too many deaths at Yosemite this year.  So even though my brother  took some great photos looking over Vernal falls...he is an experienced mountain climber.   Do not take any chances for a photo or for any reason.  Life is too precious.  And there are wonderful photos to be had from afar as you can see.
Stay safe, enjoy life and enjoy Yosemite.

                                                                                                       photos copyright 2011