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20 viewsI caught some sleet in my poncho...
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22 views...and made a sleetball! I was tempted to pelt some unsuspecting hiker (who expects a snowball?) but I thought that would be mean. So I ate it instead. It didn't taste very good.
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17 viewsThe trail turned into a creek. This brought Andy flashbacks of his Mt Whitney hike, when it started sleeting on the way back down the mountain.
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19 viewsIt was rough going down the trail near the Nevada falls. There are erosion guards in the trail that direct the rain into the main creek, but with this much water in such a short time, they were overwhelmed. Thank God for Gore-Tex boots!!!
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18 viewsNevada falls, running slightly stronger with the fresh rain.
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17 viewsA couple minutes later, rain gear off, back to short sleeves!
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16 viewsThis is the "Emerald Pool" formed just behind the Vernal Falls. Many people hike this far, then head back. We saw lots of families with small children that stopped at this point. There is a latrine here, and many photo opportunities. No swimming allowed in the stream though!
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21 viewsA tame squirrel hoped that we would drop some trail mix. Behind him, over the edge, you can see the steps that make the Mist Trail, along Vernal Falls.
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19 viewsThe overlook at the top of Vernal Falls.
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27 viewsWe started back down the Mist Trail, and stopped for some cool pictures.
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