Yosemite in a day? Oh, yes we can!
4:50am arrange carpools at REI on their southside lot
5:00am sharp leave Sacramento (not waiting for stragglers unless you call and let us know)
9:45am estimated arrival at shuttle stop #7 This allows for a quick breakfast stop and time to park.
10:00pm estimated return to Sacramento
Breakfast on the way somewhere along Hwy 99
Packed lunch, snacks, electrolytes, layers, etc. packed
Dinner on the way home TBD
Bring money for breakfast ($10), dinner ($20), carpool ($35), entrance fee ($5 if there are four in your car) about $70 all together.
We hope to hike clear to the top of Yosemite Falls and the extra mile to Yosemeite Point overlook, but if you get tired or achey you can stop at any point along the way and hang out somewhere beautiful until we get back. You'll have to communicate with your car group.
Info from NPS
Upper Yosemite Falls
7.2 miles round-trip; 6 to 8 hours; 2,700 feet elevation gain
7.6 miles round trip to the falls overlook
9.2 miles round trip to Yosemite Point overlook
Begin at the Yosemite Falls Trailhead, Camp 4 (shuttle stop #7)
One of Yosemite's oldest historic trails (built 1873 to 1877), the Yosemite Falls Trail leads to the top of North America’s tallest waterfall 2,425 feet above the Valley floor. Do not stray off the marked path, as you will find steep drops adjacent to the trail. Enjoy spectacular views from Columbia Rock located one mile (and dozens of switchbacks) from the trailhead.
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