Hiking Yosemite National Park
by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)
© 2016 Suzanne Swedo/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
My son and I have been there twice, at the end of August, on our yearly trek to Tuolomne Meadows. You start at the Tioga Pass Park Entrance. You climb 1000 feet in one-mile. It's steep but worth it. There's so many lakes to visit and take ownership of for the day. We have our favorites. It's usually windy by the first lake. Planning to go again this year but in July.
This is a pretty steady uphill hike for close to the first mile of the hike so be preapred to breathe a little bit harder to reach the views. Once you finally reach the top it's a pretty easy walk along the trail to the other lakes in the area. The trail was fairly wet and I suspect it may always be wet since the trail runs along a drainage stream between the lakes. Even this time of year there was a wonderful display of wildflowers in the area. The day I was there was cool and windy but the views were great. A bit warmer and I'm sure I would have found lot's of places to stop to enjoy the area.
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