P and I are making a Yosemite day trip an annual October tradition, clearly:
2014: Adventure in Yosemite II
2013: Weekending in Yosemite
Except, next time, I think we ought to stay a while and tent camp using The Healthy Maven’s recent Yosemite National Park Travel Guide.
P and I hiked the Mist Trail, about 3/4 of the way to the top of Vernal Falls (the same hike we did in 2013). Instead of climbing all of the steep stairs, however, we headed back down and turned onto the John Muir trail towards Nevada Falls. We decided not to do that full hike either, but enjoyed the scenery while hiking the switchbacks. Three plus hours of solid hiking, no breaks — albeit for a few photos.
The weather on Saturday (Halloween, no less) was spectacular. We have lucked out – three years running – with the most stunning blue skies and autumn colors while visiting the park at the end of October.
If you’ve been to Yosemite, what are your favorite trails to hike?