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    We took the bus to stop 16, and started on the mist trail to the top of vernal fall, then went up to Nevada fall and took John Muir trail back down, which linked us back to the mist trail. Mist trail is challenging at first, but very do-able if you’re in decent shape. Once you get to the steps to go up the waterfall it can get crowded and you GET SOAKED. So wear a jacket if that bothers you and I would suggest shoes with good traction. It can get crowded up there, so I’d start early because it made me feel uncomfortable being on the soaking wet steps with people going up and down when it’s busy. I would not suggest going back down them, just go to the top. From there we went to Nevada fall and the first part was not bad, but once you get to the uphill on the granite it is laboring, but again do-able with breaks and plenty of water. Just be prepared. The top is stunning and there are some spots you could cool your feet off and lots of places to sit and rest with amazing views. We took John Muir trail back down, again I would not suggest going down Nevada fall. John Muir is a little longer, all downhill, and lots of switch backs. The first third is covered in wildflowers and foliage, and is also a little wet. Eventually, It will connect you back to the mist trail and then you can take that trail back to the bus stop. It took us about 5 hours, but we took a fair amount of picture breaks and rest breaks during the hike to Nevada fall.

    Pretty moderate trail, some parts had a good I Cline but then it even out and had decline. There were also plenty of shaded spots to stop and let my dog cool down a little. The rock pools had quite a few people there, it very pretty none the less.

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    Sunday, June 10, 2018

    I would rate as easy, very beautiful !