Route Climbed: Yosemite Falls Trail Date Climbed: 11/25/98
This was a great way to spend Thanksgiving. Beats crappy turkey in my book, but evidently not anyone else's, since we didn't see a soul after leaving the bridge across Yosemite Creek above Upper Yosemite Falls. After the falls, the trail was a little hard to keep in the snow, but not bad. The trail north, which passes Indian Rock and descends to the Snow Creek Trail, was extremely difficult to keep. We did not have snowshoes, and the going got tough over here for our 14-mile return trip. This turned into a real slog with a heavy pack, but the views of Half Dome/Clouds Rest from the Basket Dome area are mind-blowing.