Route Climbed: Mist Trail to NE Gully Date Climbed: 15th May, 2005
Got a late start (3:40 P.M.!) out of Curry Village. Battled the crowds all the way up Mist Trail to Vernal Falls. They seemed to drop off after that. Made the top of Nevada Falls in and hour and a half from Curry. Headed up the JMT and saw the Libert Cap saddle mentioned by Burd. Some weak use trails headed in the general direction but still had a bit of bushwacking. Made the saddle and headed up the gulley. Took the LHS of the gulley, should have taken the RHS, easier climb. There was little snow but great views of Nevada and Vernal Falls - not to mention the Emerald Pool. Enjoyed the sunset for about 20 min. from the summit and returned to Curry Village by 8:30 p.m. Great hike, ~ 9 mi. round trip.