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    Miranda Myers followed Mark Myers

    about 1 month ago

    Miranda Myers followed Kohl Miller

    about 1 month ago

    Miranda Myers added Walks

    8 months ago

    Miranda Myers saved Lodge Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Miranda Myers saved Crystal Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers saved Arnold Rim Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers reviewed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This amazing hike was worth the climb. Definitely one of the most grueling hikes I've ever done. We hit the trailhead at 7am and made it to the top of the falls at 9am. It feels long and is uphill the whole way, and is mainly comprised of granite steps and loose sand. Coming downhill on the granite is pretty slippery so I would definitely recommend wearing GOOD hiking shoes. Lots of ill prepared hikers wearing Nike's or sandals had a hard time gaining traction. Trekking poles are also a good idea, your knees will thank you.

    Once you're at the top, you have a great view of the valley and can walk down some cabled steps to get closer to the waterfall. There aren't many guardrails so I wouldn't bring young kids even if they somehow made it up the whole hike.

    We went a bit further (another .8 miles) to Yosemite Point which is the peak to the right of the falls (if you're looking up at it from the valley), and that was also spectacular. It was even less crowded up there and very quiet.

    I went through about 3.5 liters of water, so bring plenty of H2O!

    Miranda Myers completed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers saved Skyline Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers saved Half Dome Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers saved The Wonderland Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers saved Nevada Point Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers saved Diablo Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers saved Talapus Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers reviewed Annette Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Went to go hiking today and once you take exit 47 to drive towards the trailhead the road was blocked off due to a snow wall. Not accessible right now!

    Miranda Myers completed Annette Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Miranda Myers saved Mailbox Peak (New) Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Miranda Myers reviewed Granite Lake & Maggie's Peaks

    over 2 years ago

    This trail was great yesterday! You start off at a pretty high elevation (around 7,000 ft) so a couple older people in our group really noticed how the air had thinned and made it harder for them. We started at the trailhead inside the campsite and hiked up the Granite Lake, stopped for lunch, and then proceeded upwards to Maggie's Peak. It was steep in some places but absolutely doable, and coming down is pretty fast. WARNING: We went in mid-late August and there were aggressive bees EVERYWHERE. From the beginning of the hike almost to the very end I had bees trailing me and landing on my hands and legs whenever I stopped. (I had eaten some fruit and they probably smelled it on me) Normally this wouldn't be much of a problem but if you're severely allergic to bees DO NOT hike this in late summer/early fall. I was stung twice without ever swatting or threatening a bee. Apparently they're just really aggressive right now trying to prepare for winter.

    Miranda Myers completed Granite Lake & Maggie's Peaks

    over 2 years ago

    Miranda Myers added Hiking To Granite Lake

    over 2 years ago

    Miranda Myers reviewed Vernal and Nevada Falls (The Mist) Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Well it's a moderate hike that starts off with a long incline. There were so many people on this trail- lots of them without any supplies and without proper footwear or attire so really anybody can do it even though the start is a bit challenging.
    I'm personally not a fan of paved trails, I like the naturalistic feel of a forest trail beneath my feet so I was a bit disappointed to find that the first mile(s) or so of this trail (up until the John Muir trailhead) was all paved asphalt. I went in mid-July and it was CROWDED. I'd definitely recommend going early in the morning, or in the fall months when there's less tourists. Kinda felt like Disney with all of the people and the paved trails.

    After you get past the paved part, it improves. From there on you start to walk up to the top of Vernal Falls. It's very misty and I believe it's called the Mist trail. Anyway, there's some stone steps that you follow to the top of the waterfall. It's a bit of a steep walk and most people have to stop and rest a few times on their way up. (It's a lot of steps trust me). The trail isn't too narrow though so I'd say it's pretty safe even though there's no guard rail until the end of the hike up the waterfall.
    Once you're at the top, if you keep going you'll reach some lakes, Little Yosemite Valley, and eventually Nevada Falls. If you keep going, you'll hit the base of Half Dome. I have only hiked to the top of Vernal Falls though, so I can't comment on anything past it.
    Coming down is a bit tricky! The rocks are wet and slick, and the steps are steep and small so take it slow.

    Miranda Myers completed Lake 22 Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Miranda Myers reviewed Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Lovely hike! Driving to the parking lot was a bit hard on my 2-wheel-drive sedan but we made it. There weren't many people around at all, and it's in a pretty quiet area. The hike up is accompanied by little streams and small ponds scattered around and the top is absolutely beautiful. I'd say just about anyone can do this hike. Swimming is also a possibility! I believe I went in spring, and the water was so cold I couldn't physically swim for long because I was starting to go numb, but in the summer there's lots of people that bring bathing suits.

    Miranda Myers reviewed Horsetail Falls Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Don't be discouraged by the fact that the trail pretty much disappears. You basically start the hike on a HUGE slab of granite in between two mountains with a view of Horsetail Falls at the end of the granite slab. As long as you walk towards the waterfall and keep Pyramid Creek to your right, you're golden. It's fun trying to figure out ways to maneuver around the creeks running through the granite on your way to the base of the waterfall, but water shoes aren't required. Pretty easy hike, I wouldn't say moderate at all. There's some parts where you're walking up some steep parts of the granite slab, or stepping up onto some big rocks, but overall the elevation change isn't that great and it's pretty level. I have yet to hike to the top of the waterfall, so I'm only able to speak about the hike to the base.
    Parking is a bit tricky, and if the lot is full there's parking across the highway a few meters West off the side of the road by a cabin.

    Miranda Myers completed Horsetail Falls Trail

    about 3 years ago