|The Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park
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The Mist Trail is about seven miles round trip and ascends 2,000 feet from the Valley floor, up first past spectacular Vernal Falls (left & panorama below) and then onward up to the top of Nevada Falls (5th photo). On steps carved into the side of the cliff-face (2nd & 3rd photos), you will get soaked on this spectacular hike (2nd photo).
PHOTO TIP: You will get soaked, so bag your cameras (see 11th photo down)!
|Lady bug congregation at Vernal Falls (see more at bottom of page):|
|To get this photo looking down on Vernal Falls, turn right at the John Muir trail crossing and ascend about a quarter-mile to this overlook:|
|The most strenuous part of the hike (perhaps because you've already done the cliff-stairs at this point) are the switchbacks to reach the top of Nevada Falls:|
|At the top of Nevada Falls:|