As mentioned yesterday on my post about our hike to the Lower Yosemite Falls, this post is of our hike to the Upper Yosemite Falls. This hike couldn’t have been more different than the other, since that one was flat and easy, and this one was strenuous with a lot of elevation gain, straight up about 40 switchbacks from the valley floor. So all the height and perspective represented in these views were won by schlepping up a rocky trail of tiny steps, equivalent to 138 flights of stairs!
It was outstandingly gorgeous, and all the effort was fun and rewarding. Not only are there lots of photos of the falls shown below from different perspectives, but also the valley, Half Dome, trees growing right out of the rocky cliffside, the step-strewn trail, some rainbows, and of course my two wonderful hiking companions. The photographs below are shared in the order we hiked them: up and then back down the same path. You can see the trail on the map in the bottom photo; it’s the one with the squiggly lines.
An afternoon well spent and happiness all around!