|The trail to Vernal Falls|
Plenty of places to stop for rests on the way up the trail.
|A pretty view of the Merced River from one of the overlooks along the trail|
When we arrived...wow...what a view! The river rushed below us, and we could see the falls above. It was simply beautiful. There is a pretty wooden bridge which crosses the river and allows you to get the perfect view of the falls. Again, it was just rather dangerous for our two little guys, so my hubs kindly took the kids across the bridge to play on the boulders while I took some photos. Then, we switched places afterwards.
|Vernal Falls (flowing at about 30% of it's normal rate, because it was so late in the year)|
|Looking down from the Vernal Falls Footbridge|
|Happy to have made it to Vernal Falls!|
|Even at lower levels, you could feel the raw power of the Mighty Merced River below. The water was just rushing past.|
|Three little mountain goats enjoyed climbing around the end of this hike|
|I'm the king of the world!!!|
|The girls found a perfect seat in one of the granite boulders.|
|Exploring the enormous boulders around the falls area|
|On our way back down|