“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world
To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”
The Buddha -- Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C
Friday, March 9, 2012
Waterfalls in Yosemite
"As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can." — from The Journals of John Muir
The waterfalls make me fall in love with this little paradise.
Lower Yosemite Fall
An easy walk takes you right to the foot of the fall with spectacular view of the upper fall on the way.
at the popular lower fall there is usually a big crowd in spring and summer so it helps to go at a less popular time
Upper Yosemite Fall
This part of the fall can be seen from literally every where in the park.
from the swinging bridge
from the Merced river at housekeeping camp
from the meadow
both parts of the fall could be seen from many places, even from roadside
.75 mile from the shuttle stop will take you to the foot bridge where you could see the fall from afar
another .75 mile takes you to the top of the fall via the Mist Trail which probably got the name from the mist of the fall where you climb a long stretch of stairs (could be slippery) at the end but as you go up the trail the sight of the fall will be quite imposing and awesome, the sound of the water was thunderous. Make sure you bring a poncho or have waterproof clothing if you don't want to get soaking wet :-)
once you get to the top, the view is worth the climb, from there you could see the tiny people back at the foot bridge :-)
Bridal Veil Fall
This fall could be reached by a short hike which will get you soaking wet during spring time but you will be rewarded with spectacular sight and sound once you get there :-). Bridal Veil could also be seen from many different places in the park including the famous Tunnel View
There is also Nevada Fall which i hope to get to one day
Yosemite National Park valley hikes