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    Sarah Acosta completed Secret Beach Trail

    25 days ago

    Sarah Acosta completed Half Dome Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Big Pine Lakes Trail

    3 months ago

    Great trail, very interesting the whole way. We parked at the backpackers lot and had to walk a bit down the road since we were told by the ranger not to use the pack trail. A lot of people disregarded that rule, but this is the route we did. This trail is scenic pretty much the whole way. Its pretty steep and hot in the first few miles but once you're past the first series of switchbacks beside second falls, it starts to flatten out. It stays pretty flat until a little bit after Lon Chaneys cabin (~1/2 way to 2nd lake). The second set of switchbacks wasn't as bad as the first and you'll start to see the turquoise water of 1st lake through the trees. We went to second lake and camped there for a couple nights, spent the days exploring the other lakes. We had thunderstorms every day between 2-6 like clockwork. This is what we called our afternoon thunderstorm nap time. On the last day after the thunderstorm we were greeted with a double rainbow!!! It was insanely beautiful! When it was time to go, it only took about an hour to get back down...I would do this trail again, even as a day hike although it is so beautiful you don't want to leave. Ever.

    Sarah Acosta completed Big Pine Lakes Trail

    3 months ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Clouds Rest Trail from Tenaya Lake

    4 months ago

    I started the trail at Tenaya Lake (AKA Sunrise Lakes trailhead) and thought to myself "wow this trail has it all!" Beautiful meadows, small stream crossings, lakes, wildflowers galore, steep switchbacks that seem like they go on for days, sparking granite (because you came to Yosemite to see granite, DUH!), thrills, and most important, views for days!! This hike seems really daunting, but it's actually not that bad. Yes, it has some steep climbing sections, but a lot of downs and flat areas to rest up in between. The first two miles are probably the hardest part of the entire trail, so if you can do that section then you can surely finish! It does get a little rough towards the approach on the spine, but take as many breaks as you need as this isn't a race. I thought the spine was a little over-hyped, but I've been told I have an unhealthy obsession with heights...Be sure to keep an eye on Tenaya Lake as you ascend to keep track of how far you've come! Be sure to make plenty of time to rest up at the top, because you'll need some extra energy for the long trek down, remember those downs I mentioned earlier? Anyways, bring plenty of food and water, this is a longer hike. I did this hike yesterday, (6/14/18) and the Tenaya Lake crossing was completely manageable in my regular hiking boots. However, this is not always the case...

    Sarah Acosta added wish

    4 months ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Gaylor Lakes Trail

    4 months ago

    I really like this hike,
    It starts out really steep, and at first I was thinking "oh no what have I done" because I just drove up here from basically sea level, pulled over and started this hike. Well I guess I acclimated quickly LOL, that or mainly because the trail flattens out after the first 1/2 mile or so...Its BEAUTIFUL! Looking back from where you came, you see snow capped mountains and a little meadow dotted with sparkling tarns. Looking forward you can see the lake nestled at the bottom of a cirque. The lake is impressive in its own little way...The surrounding scenery is gorgeous though. We saw tons of marmots playing in wildflower fields. The cathedral range (I think??) in the distance, We couldn't go past the first lake though because the usual Sierra thunderstorms were headed our way...Next time I will go back for the mine.

    Sarah Acosta completed Gaylor Lakes Trail

    4 months ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Lembert Dome Trail

    4 months ago

    Soooooooo.....I guess we didn't take the trail up.
    But we definitely took it back down. It was nice. The views are great, I love how you can see sparkly Tioga Road winding through the trees and the mountains in the distance. Peaceful, we got lucky and it wasn't cherry crowded at the top.

    Sarah Acosta completed Lembert Dome Trail

    4 months ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Toketee Falls

    4 months ago

    This place is super crowded and the bursting water pipe thing in the parking lot is a little off putting. They also could benefit from another restroom. Aside from that there isn't anything to complain about! A short, scenic and easy walk to the falls. There were some stairs but nothing too crazy, The treehouse like lookout was pretty cool, but the view from up there was kind of underwhelming so I climbed down to the bottom, MUCH BETTER! and not as crowded. (CLIMBING DOWN TO THE FALLS IS NOT A TRAIL! AT LEAST A CLASS 3, DO AT YOUR OWN RISK) The color of the water is so blue and beautiful, The columnar jointing is awesome as well! Nice, well defined columns. This place is beautiful for sure...

    Sarah Acosta completed Toketee Falls

    4 months ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Dewey, Crocker, and Stanford Point via the Pohono Trail

    4 months ago

    A pretty chill hike. There isn't a whole lot of elevation gain (only some hills, and mostly going to Stanford point and back up), and honestly not a whole lot of scenery until you make it to the rim. Once at the rim, the views are phenomenal! You start off going through the lovely McGurk Meadow, and during the right time of year the wildflowers and butterflies are everywhere! You also walk through a beautiful patch of Corn Lillys. Theres a lot of change in scenery which makes the hike more interesting. Dewey Point has a great view, but if you came all this way then you must continue on to Crocker and Stanford Point for unique views of Bridalveil Fall. One of the best things about this hike? the lack of crowds!! As far as YNP crowds goes, this trail was virtually a ghost town! Be sure to look for snow plants along the way!

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Barker Dam Nature Trail

    8 months ago

    This trail is pretty short, but don’t let that fool you! You can spend a lot of time exploring this area. I thought it was very peaceful, I did this hike around 7am in February. So not a lot of people were out, but by the time I finished the parking lot was full. I took my time exploring the rock features along the way. Plus, it’s probably the only place you’re going to see a body of water in the park. Lol.

    Sarah Acosta completed Lower Gaylor Lake Trail

    9 months ago

    Sarah Acosta completed Lembert Dome Loop

    9 months ago

    Sarah Acosta completed Thousand Island Lake

    9 months ago

    Sarah Acosta saved Chilnualna Falls Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Taft Point and The Fissures

    over 2 years ago

    This trail is easy, but not when covered in snow. Following footprints just gets you lost. We turned this hike into a big ordeal, but it was worth it when we finally made it to Taft point. We just did a little extra work for some awesome views, worth it!!! We took the correct trail on the way back and it seriously only took ten minutes

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

    over 2 years ago

    AMAZING! Every step was hard, but totally worth it when I made it to the top. The trail starts out with numerous switchbacks and to be honest those never really end. Once you pass the base of the upper falls, the trail gets steeper and the steps become uneven granite. There's numerous springs that flood the trail too so watch your step because it can get slippery. This trail is really crowded, so it's hard to keep momentum while going up. We took a ton of breaks and photo ops so overall the hike to the top took about five hours and the way down about an hour. Once you get to the top continue on to the look out, it's worth it!!!! I loved this hike, but it is certainly strenuous

    Sarah Acosta completed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed High Peaks Trail

    about 3 years ago

    This hike was fantastic! We started from the chaparral side, took the juniper canyon trail to the high peaks. It was tiring at first, a little switchbacky, but it goes fast. Once you're at the top the rest of the trail is down hill. The views are incredible, unlike something I've seen before. Freud would have him self a field day with most of those rocks. The caves were cool, fun to go through and had to do some scrambling (my favorite). We saw some bats, but sadly no condors or tranchulas. The map says to allow four to five hours for this one, but if you're anything like me and like to stop to admire the view and take a few photos, please give yourself more time. Ended up doing 10.6 miles and loved every second of it!

    Sarah Acosta completed High Peaks Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Boyscout Tree Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Nice peaceful trail. The waterfall was small, but still worth the trip. I also saw a salamander and some cool fungi. The forest is so beautiful and quaint, there's no way not to enjoy this one!

    Sarah Acosta completed Boy Scout Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve Trail

    about 3 years ago

    It's not that exciting but good if you want to get outside for a bit with your pups. The trail can get crowded and hot. There's not a whole lot of shade...
    The labyrinths are cool, the volcanic features are cool, the hike is alright

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Mormon Rocks Interpertive Trail

    about 3 years ago

    My dad was a firefighter stationed at Mormon rocks, so of course I had to make the journey out there to explore his old stomping grounds, my parents even had some of their first dates here. This place has a special place in my heart for that reason...
    Overall it's a cool place, has a great geologic story. I brought my dog and she loved it too! A lot of places to climb and explore. Just be sure to bring plenty of water (like you should with every hike).

    Sarah Acosta completed Mormon Rocks Interpertive Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Bridalveil Fall Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Short walk from where you park. Crowded and probably the easiest waterfall to get to within the park Sonora crowded. But seriously, who doesn't love a good waterfall?

    Sarah Acosta completed Bridalveil Fall Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Sentinel Dome Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Great, short, brisk little hike! The panoramic views are spectacular!!! A lot less crowded than glacier point too. When we went in May they was still some snow on the dome so watch your footing because it's a long way down! Also make sure and see the famous "Jeffery Pine" from that one Ansel Adams photo lol.

    Sarah Acosta completed Sentinel Dome Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Sarah Acosta reviewed Salt Creek Falls - Diamond Creek Falls Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Great hike! Nice views of waterfall and some basalt columns. Took my dog and she loved it! We went the day after Christmas