I'm simply a lover of the outdoors and advocator of preservation and conservation.
I've been in March, July, and August. In regards to crowds...I appreciated my March trip. For weather and # of trails available to hike..I enjoyed July's trip. I hiked the Upper Yosemite Falls on my first trip in March. The trail was rather strenuous, however, the countless number of captivating view from beginning to end make this trek well worth the effort. I also hiked the Mist Trail up to Vernal Falls. Also, a beautiful and fun adventure. Both hikes offered sweeping views the entire trek. There was still plenty of snow on the valley's rim as well as along the trails for both hikes. I absolutely love this place.
In July, on my 30th birthday, I hiked Four Mile Trail to Glacier Point. Wow, what a rewarding hike! The trail gives numerous opportunities to view the valley floor, Yosemite Falls, Sentinel and Half Dome. The view from Glacier Point really allows you to take in the valley floor and high sierras . From there, I took the 8.5 mile Panoramic Trail to atop Nevada Falls. Once again, sweeping views of Illilouette Falls and a snow melt-fed stream to wade in during hot days. Nevada and Vernal Falls can be seen from a distance during this hike, so take time to enjoy. The hike down to the valley floor from Nevada was crowded. Regardless, ~14 miles of sustained views made my 30th one for the books.
I've been in March, July, and August. In regards to crowds...I appreciated my March trip.
Wow!! What a beautiful place to visit. The sequoias dwarf all of the huge cedars/pines. I stayed in the Azalea Campground, super nice place to spend the evening/night, and woke up early enough see the General Grant before the crowds. Be sure to take the time to stroll through the visitor center in Grant Grove..the interpretive displays and Kings Canyon/Sequoia video are captivating.
Wow!! What a beautiful place to visit. The sequoias dwarf all of the huge cedars/pines.
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