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Hiking with the Yosemite Toad to Helen & Spillway Lakes

On a day when it was over 100 degrees in the valley and foothills, what is a person to do? Go high! We went up to two beautiful high sierra lakes in Yosemite to experience snow, an iced over lake, friendly clouds, gorgeous reflections in the lakes and a rare opportunity to get up close with the elusive Yosemite Toad.

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Ostrander Lake Hike

How about a hike to a beautiful granite bordered mountain lake? Along the trail there are also spots where you can see great views of Half Dome and the high country.

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Ostrander Lake Hike

How about a hike to a beautiful granite bordered mountain lake? Along the trail there are also spots where you can see great views of Half Dome and the high country.

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Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls Looped Hike

Why take a hike on the most popular hiking trail in Yosemite? Climbing along the Merced River to see roaring waterfalls, especially in the spring, and one of Yosemite’s most scenic trails are the reasons that you might want to consider this must do hike. When the Dogwoods are blooming, Curry Village has a magnificent display you don’t want to ...

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Sierra Point Hike

Ansel Adams took some of his first pictures at Sierra Point. The trail was wiped out by a rockslide in the 1970s and is no longer an official trail. It is a special place where you can see 4 of Yosemite’s 5 major waterfalls: Vernal and Nevada Falls, Ililouette Fall, and Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls at the same time. ...

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San Joaquin River Gorge Hike

We enjoyed a beautiful walk along the San Joaquin River where we saw the bluest water with reflections, spectacular wildflowers, wildlife that included Ground Squirrels, turkeys, quail, geese, butterflies and yes. . . a snake!

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