Vernal Falls from Above
Yosemite National Park, CA
One of my jobs at work is to run the Summer Intern Committee that puts on a program for the 70 or so interns this summer. Amongst the many events that we planned, we decided to take 25 interns to Yosemite for the weekend! We did not have work on Friday and we piled into cars and drove the 3.5 hours over to Yosemite. Once everyone arrived we grabbed lunch in Curry Village and then hiked up Vernal Falls.
Due to the massive amount of water and the number of deaths on this trail (including 3 this week!) several of us didn't want to take the Mist Trail back down. Instead we took a trail that lead up for about 0.75 miles, met up with the John Muir trail and then headed back down to the base of the Valley. On the connector trail was this *gorgeous* view-point that I never knew existed!
I love how this point has a high vantage -- you can see the entire falls and get a sense of the scale of how much water and how big this waterfall is!
Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
20mm, f/11, 1/320 sec, ISO 250, Handheld
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