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Base of Vernal Fall Professional Review and Guide
"If you can look past the crowds of people sharing the trail, you will discover yourself in a special corner of Yosemite Valley where the waterfalls and steep walls are in a very enclosed setting, making them feel even more allencompassing and overpowering. The walking is easy but steep as you ascend the newly refurbished trail to the bridge below Vernal Fall. The waterfall is the highlight, but the walk is also impressive, for near-vertical walls surround you and the Merced River thunders beneath the trail."
--Elizabeth Wenk, 50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity (Wilderness Press).
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